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Solving Real-World Problems with GeoMedia 2014: Hands-on Training at HxGN LIVE

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Real-life problems arise very quickly, change continuously, and can involve geographic information in a large variety of formats, sources and types. Does your analysis software make sense of it all in order to make rapid, informed decisions based on the timeliest data?

Good, dynamic analysis should be able to quickly access inputs from diverse sources, including elevation surfaces, vectors for roadways or waterways or utility lines, point locations for incidents, 3D models for buildings, LiDAR point clouds and video. It should also be able to nimbly adjust to the ever-changing parameters and circumstances of the real world.

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A Unique Challenge for All Future Geospatial Leaders

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The geospatial sector is comprised of some of the most innovative thinkers, solving the most pressing governmental and businesses challenges. A key part of nurturing this culture of ingenuity is teaching and inspiring the next generation of geospatial leaders.

Intergraph is embarking on an ambitious effort to cultivate creativity amongst students with our inaugural Geospatial Challenge.  The challenge will allow students to flex their problem solving skills using Intergraph’s innovations.

As such, we are calling on students who are participating in Intergraph’s Global Education Program, Intergraph U, to submit an abstract describing the scope of a problem, their geographical area of interest, and the dataset(s) and Intergraph solution(s) used.

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Demystify the Point Cloud – So Much More Than a Surface Model

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The annual Hexagon conference provides the unique opportunity to showcase our latest innovations to nearly 4,000 users.  While many of our sessions focus on product training, we also provide key insights into new innovations and unlock key secrets that allow our users to fully leverage geospatial data.

While there is increasing adoption of point cloud data, many users struggle to fully integrate this new content in their workflows. An important realization is that point clouds are much more than simple surface models – and should be treated as such. The difficulty lies in fully exploiting the depth of information that can be derived from point cloud content.

On Monday, June 3rd during HxGN LIVE 2013, we will be providing a unique training session that will offer more clarity around how to best leverage point clouds:

Demystifying the Point Cloud: So Much More Than a Surface Model (4 hrs)

For years, the adoption of point cloud data has grown tremendously. This course is designed to take you beyond the basics of point cloud data and teach you how to get the most out of this incredibly rich data source. Learn about the various types of point cloud data created and exploited by Hexagon products – from traditional airborne LiDAR, to the growing power of terrestrial laser scanners from Leica Geosystems, to the photogrammetric true ortho point clouds created by Semi-Global Matching in ImageStation®. We will demonstrate 3D and profile visualization and measurement of all these point cloud data types, as well as perform editing, classification, and exploitation of point cloud data in GIS and remote sensing software like GeoMedia® and ERDAS IMAGINE.

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New Advances in Geospatial Transportation Solutions

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Last month, Intergraph held its annual Transportation Summit, which was a key stop on our 2013 Geospatial World Tour.  The event highlighted how Intergraph is advancing new geospatial solutions for this unique sector by enabling transportation agencies to better track and monitor the location, condition, and other important information about roadway assets.

At the event, we shared insights into how eight transportation agencies have recently signed on as customers to use the new GeoMedia Smart Client solution, which enables users to seamlessly integrate geographic changes into configurable workflows — along with providing field/mobile users with an intuitive GIS environment with both on- and off-line editing capabilities.

Intergraph also announced the growing number of DOT’s using its GeoMedia Transportation Manager software for managing their roadway networks.  More DOT’s and transportation agencies use Intergraph’s GeoMedia Transportation Manager to manage their road networks than any other software in the world.  Along with many U.S. DOT’s, the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario, who has the busiest highway in North America, uses GeoMedia Transportation Manager.

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Enabling Real-Time Mobile Intelligence for New Zealand Police

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

For any police department, the ability to access, share and act upon the right data is critical for saving lives.  Much of this data is geospatially enabled to allow police forces to see precisely where activity is occurring and what type of response is taking place.

The New Zealand Police are deploying smartphones and tablets featuring Intergraph’s new Mobile Responder app to more than 6,000 frontline officers.

Linked to Intergraph’s industry-leading computer-aided dispatch software (I/CAD), the Mobile Responder app will help New Zealand field officers use smartphones to access critical information required for more informed decision-making.

In announcing this effort, the Prime Minister of New Zealand said that the mobile technologies would help police “access vital information that will help them prevent crime, catch criminals and protect New Zealanders.”

And this effort will have other significant benefits.  For example, the New Zealand Police estimate that officers will now spend more time in the field, reducing significant amounts of paperwork and increasing productivity by 30 minutes per shift.  This amounts to 520,000 hours each year or $304.8 million (NZD ) in productivity savings over 12 years.

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Advanced Remote Sensing Analysis and Spatial Modeling Capabilities with ERDAS IMAGINE 2013

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The need to scale geospatial data production capabilities continues to increase, as technologies once segmented become integrated. Large organizations need to react to rapid global changes with smart decision-making.   This requires advanced remote sensing analysis and spatial modeling to make data truly actionable.

Intergraph recently launched ERDAS IMAGINE 2013 as part of the Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013.  ERDAS IMAGINE equips users to create new information by visualizing results in 2D, 3D, movies, and on cartographic-quality map compositions.

This release expands sensor support and offers a wide array of new features, including a suite of tools for handing point clouds and a next-generation spatial modeler.

The new point cloud suite enables users to simultaneously view point clouds in 2D and 3D and user defined profiles as well as providing advanced editing and analysis capabilities.

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Creating High-Performance Geospatial Web Applications for Real-Time Enterprise Access

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Today, organizations are embracing geospatially-enabled web services and websites to drive smarter decisions.  Web applications have become the standard for secure sharing and analysis through real-time enterprise access.

From easily creating web map applications, to providing sophisticated, web-based visualization and analysis, GeoMedia WebMap enables access and manipulation of an enterprise’s geographic information store.

Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 includes a new release of GeoMedia WebMap, providing a vital component to the portfolio’s server applications. Users can easily create web applications for better geospatial data analysis. An on-demand webinar outlines the benefits of this offering. In terms of features and functionality, this noteworthy release features:

  • A harmonized administration console
  • Out-of-the-box, customizable thin client
  • An updated publisher application
  • Increased performance for image delivery

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Geographic Changes and Configurable Workflows

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Today’s organizations are more progressive in the way they tap into geospatial solutions for driving smarter decisions.  And, as we have highlighted before, the key to being a forward-thinking organization is by being able to empower a large base of users that work between rigid desktop GIS and light-weight browser-based GIS systems.

Intergraph Geospatial 2013 includes a new version of GeoMedia Smart Client. Earlier this year, Joe Francica from Directions Magazine made the following statement about this significant offering:

“I found it to be more intuitive than most “lightweight” client interfaces that try to sell themselves as “robust” GIS solutions. … Organizations wishing to deploy GIS to a broader set of users should investigate Smart Client.”

GeoMedia Smart Client engages all users across an organization, enabling them to seamlessly integrate geographic changes into configurable workflows.

The new release provides noteworthy improvements, outlined in an on-demand webinar. These enhancements include the ability for users to make updates with waning or non-existent Internet connectivity, which is a challenge for organizations with a distributed workforce out in the field.  Thankfully, these employees remain productive as changes are uploaded upon connectivity again through a process that is seamless to the user experience.

In addition, the new release will allow for project-based conflict handling that can be added through the workflow definitions. Other new features include ERDAS APOLLO Essentials integration, workflow manager API enhancements and support for geographic coordinates and custom coordinate systems.

The new offering will be available in three product tiers, depending on each organization’s need:

  • GeoMedia Smart Client Essentials 
  • GeoMedia Smart Client Advantage
  • GeoMedia Smart Client Professional

Overall, GeoMedia Smart Client will further allow end-users to leverage advanced geospatial functionality via simple-to-use map-based tools, streamlining their processes and honing their expertise.  As a result, vibrant geospatial business workflows provide a level of sophistication not traditionally supported by legacy out-of-the-box horizontal software products.

Stay tuned for ongoing updates with regards to our new product launch.  In the meantime, please feel free check out our new microsite dedicated to this major Intergraph initiative here and let us know what you think.

GeoMedia 2013 Includes a New, Modern Interface and More

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Before the end of the year, Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 will be released. The complete and robust offering includes new product releases that cohesively meet an organization’s geospatial needs.

As part of Intergraph Geospatial 2013, we are excited to announce that GeoMedia 2013 will feature a newly designed, modern user interface that logically organizes functionality in a ribbon control.  GeoMedia is a powerful GIS management package that enables users to maximize the value of their geospatial resources.

We recently hosted a webinar that specifically laid out all of the new enhancements to GeoMedia. Providing greater visibility for frequently used GIS tools, GeoMedia 2013 aesthetically and logically organizes functionality.  In the same vein of promoting key updates to GeoMedia, we are also enhancing users’ ability to open up their GeoMedia spatial resources and share them with end users throughout their organization.

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Understanding Our Changing World with Dynamic Spatial Modeling

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Understanding our world requires us to model and interpret the spatial relationships between human, social and physical geography. We live in a connected world of spatial and non-spatial relationships, and it is essential that we be conscious of these relationships, as this helps us to grasp the impact of our decisions on our daily lives.

Because we live in a world where human, social and physical geography is always changing, we need a way to dynamically understand our changing world.  A change requires us to assess the effect that event has had on the geography. Many times, this involves simulating, predicting, preventing and even influencing positive change.

Spatial modeling tools are a prerequisite to dynamically modeling and understanding our changing earth. Spatial modeling is the process of using spatial operators on a variety of geospatial datasets (for example, imagery, terrain and features) to create an information product. This involves using a set of procedures that simulates real-world conditions within a geospatial application, using the spatial relationships of geographic features and their attributes. From these created models, you can perform spatial analysis to derive information from data, such as distributions or patterns, using the spatial context of the problem. Actionable decisions require real information – not just data – and spatial modeling is key in driving these decisions.

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