Geospatial World 2003 agenda includes customer site visits

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 24, 2003 -- GeoSpatial World 2003 finalized an expanded conference agenda that features new opportunities for mapping, GIS, and IT professionals from around the world to see real-world strategies and solutions in action.

This year's conference, "Smart Solutions - Smarter Decisions," focuses on real-world applications for geospatial resource management, land information management, geospatial intelligence, geospatial data management and cartography, and foundations. New for the 2003 event are customer site visits, a Utilities & Communications Solutions track, and technical sessions focusing on earth imaging solutions.

These additions further bolster the technical program planned for professionals working in local, regional, and national government; military and intelligence; transportation; commercial photogrammetry; remote sensing; utilities and communications; applications development; and academia.

GeoSpatial World 2003, the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community International Training and Management Conference, convenes May 19 - 21 in New Orleans, La.

Conference provides smart solutions to improve geospatial workflows

The conference will provide attendees insight on new solutions and innovations that increase the options for gathering, processing, and using geospatial information. This year's technical program was designed with sessions to inform executives, managers, and technicians on how to implement innovative solutions, solve technical problems, increase productivity in the workplace, and improve an organization's profitability. Key new additions to the conference program include:

Site visits to local government customer, Jefferson Parish, and academic customer, St. Bernard Middle School. Two distinct site visits will help attendees explore how GeoMedia® technology is assisting professionals and educators increase communication across organizations. Jefferson Parish uses GeoMedia Professional to integrate data from disparate departments including planning, drainage, street, and water. This integration allows each department to create and maintain their own set of geospatial data as well as provides access to internal and external users as they create maps.

While visiting St. Bernard Middle School, attendees will see how students use GeoMedia technology in the classroom to contribute information about their school facilities to an interactive electronic map. Through the "Quest with GIS: A Louisiana K-12 Classroom Experience" program, St. Bernard students submit information that helps the American Red Cross, Department of Transportation, State Office of Emergency Preparedness, and the Louisiana GIS Council prepare for future emergencies.

New session track featuring utilities and communications solutions. A dedicated track with more than 30 sessions on geofacilities information management and outage and mobile workforce management complements geospatial resource management topics covered at the conference. Utilities and communication solutions highlighted at GeoSpatial World 2003 will include G/Technology; a Geospatial Resource Management- (GRM) enabling engine; InService for outage and mobile workforce management; GeoMedia-based solutions for ad hoc analysis and data mining; and IntelliWhere for location-based services.

New earth imaging technical sessions. Sessions will demonstrate how the TerraShare family of products impact photogrammetric production, manage orthophotos on the GIS desktop, provide collaborative production, and distribute geoimagery data via the Internet.

Variety of customer sessions centering on innovative GIS solutions. Integral to the education and management components of the conference are the user presentations. Sessions will range from implementation processes to project results and from organizational issues to lessons learned along the way. Smart solutions showcased at the conference range from "Web Electric Outage Reporting at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power" to "The City of Houston's Lane Closure Application" to "NIMA's GIS Enterprise to Support the Global War on Terrorism" to "National Geospatial Preparedness for All-Hazard Emergency Management" to "City of Copenhagen - Enterprise GIS Using GeoMedia WebMap Publisher and OpenGIS WMS Servers" to "Development of a Parcel Management GIS Subsystem for Croatian Roads," and much more.

For complete conference details and registration information, visit the GeoSpatial World Web site at www.geospatialworld.com.

About the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community

The mission of the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community is to further knowledge, product use, and interaction with Intergraph and users worldwide. The IGUC has members from 91 countries and continues to grow. Members can participate in the IGUC Networks, which are forums for users to provide direct comment and feedback about Intergraph's product planning, development, priority, and direction. The Networks are ongoing, mostly virtual gatherings of Intergraph users from around the world who have similar product, project, and/or solutions interests. For an IGUC overview and member join information, visit www.intergraph.com/gis/community/.

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions is a geospatial solutions provider for the following markets: local, state, and federal government; transportation; utilities; communications; location-based services; photogrammetry; remote sensing; cartography; and military and intelligence. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

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