Intergraph Geospatial Users Community Networks Program implements online message boards

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 19, 2004 -- The Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community (IGUC) has implemented online message boards for its Networks Program.

The IGUC Networks are forums for users to provide direct comment and feedback about Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions' product planning, development, priorities and direction.

The online message boards have been added as an integral part of the IGUC Network program, serving as electronic discussion forums for Network members.

The boards will be a useful tool for members to provide comment and feedback on Intergraph's products and solutions; trade tips; post technical questions; discuss programming, application issues and workflows; and a host of other topics.

Each Network has its own message board, which is comprised of one or more subjects or conferences. Topics and response messages provide the content for conferences. Additional conferences will be added as discussions develop.

Members will be able to participate via e-mail or by going directly to the Web, and participants may choose to mark a discussion topic that is of particular interest and will be notified by e-mail whenever a message is posted to that topic. Members may also choose to post a message to a particular user's attention, instant message a participant or participate in Network chat rooms, including real-time whiteboards that allow drawings, text and images to be displayed along with conversations.

Networks Program realigns focus toward industry-specific users groups

The Networks are ongoing, mostly virtual gatherings of Intergraph users from around the world who have similar product, project and/or solutions interests and are facilitated by members of Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions' management team. The Network Program was recently transitioned into industry-focused groups in an effort to better align user input with Intergraph's industry solutions.

As part of the transition, current Network memberships have been realigned with the corresponding new Networks. All members are encouraged to continue providing product-level input within the context of the new industry-specific Networks, including the following: -- National and Federal Government Network -- Military and Intelligence Network -- Regional and Local Government Network -- Transportation Network -- Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Network -- Utilities and Communications Network -- InService Network -- Education Network

For more information on IGUC Networks, to review descriptions of the new industry-focused Networks, to join a Network or sign up for online message boards and conferences of interest, visit http://imgs.intergraph.com/community/networks/default.asp.

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 98 countries and continues to grow.

Members can participate in IGUC Networks, which are forums for users to provide direct comment and feedback about Intergraph's product planning, development, priority and direction; IGUC Chapters and Chapter GeoForums, which are local users community activities and events; online education training programs; awards and competitions, which recognize and reward professional excellence and innovative achievements by individuals and organizations in the mapping and geospatial industry; and GeoSpatial World, the annual international users community training and management conference.

For an IGUC overview and membership information, visit http://imgs.intergraph.com/community/default.asp.

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 http://imgs.intergraph.com/.


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