Russian State Center for Applied Microbiology Selects Intergraph’s ERDAS IMAGINE and ERDAS APOLLO to Aid Infectious Disease Management

Huntsville, Ala., February 21, 2011 – Intergraph® announces that the Russian State Research Center for Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (SRCAMB) in Obolensk has implemented both ERDAS IMAGINE® and ERDAS APOLLO to help support its spatial-temporal approach for processing data related to infectious diseases and conduct risk analysis of biologically hazardous objects. NeoGeography R&D Group and Navgeocom, authorized Intergraph Geospatial resellers in Russia, are now working directly with the Russian State Research Center on implementation.

ERDAS IMAGINE provides the SRCAMB with the ability to process and analyze satellite imagery to assess environmental impact factors. It also serves as an access point for acquiring relevant information, assisting in the analysis of environmental impact factors and aiding further research and development.

ERDAS APOLLO supports the SRCAMB by providing a common, reliable framework from which specialists, as well as the public at large, can access relevant data and the value-added products created in ERDAS IMAGINE. This includes cataloging and deploying all the available satellite imagery. The end-user utilizes ERDAS APOLLO to search, harvest and deploy the information, and ERDAS IMAGINE to measure and analyze the relevant data. From the ERDAS APOLLO interface, users can access spatially located information aggregated from the different software packages installed at the client side. 

“By using ERDAS IMAGINE in conjunction with ERDAS APOLLO, we will be able to provide a unique level of situational awareness for infectious disease monitoring, reducing biological risks and threats for the public,” said Igor Govorunov, Information Department Chief, State Research Center for Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology in Obolensk, Russia.

Some of the core areas that both ERDAS products support include:

  • Cataloging of primary, geographically located information about biological and chemical safety
  • Development of the first-ever seasonally correct geographical context based on satellite imagery
  • Analysis of environmental factors of infectious diseases
  • Capabilities for rapid net-centric incident information based on WFS-T service Research and development in providing healthcare solutions.

“Throughout Russia, numerous organizations are discovering the value of robust data management solutions that provide true interoperability and security,” said Martin Ehrhardt, EMEA Geospatial Manager – Sales & Channel, Intergraph Corporation. “Solutions like ERDAS APOLLO and ERDAS IMAGINE allow global organizations to manage and address real-time needs that directly impact local populations.”

For more information about ERDAS IMAGINE or ERDAS APOLLO, please visit www.intergraph.com/geospatial.

About Intergraph

Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I).  Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions including ERDAS technologies to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I’s U.S. federal and classified business.

Intergraph is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB, (Nordic exchange: HEXA B) and (Swiss exchange: HEXN). For more information, visit www.intergraph.com and www.hexagon.com.



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