Intergraph and Agile reward GIS research excellence

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 22, 2003 — Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions, in collaboration with the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE), Wednesday announced a GeoMedia® research grant opportunity for AGILE members.

The grant is open to any member using or intending to use Intergraph’s GeoMedia technology as the foundation for geographic information systems (GIS) research. The GeoMedia research grant will award $5,000 (U.S.) cash funding and a $50,000 software donation in recognition of an exceptional and innovative applied research proposal submitted by an AGILE member in an effort to further the implementation and evolution of GIS.

“As a long term partner of Intergraph, we are pleased to have this opportunity to continue the ongoing efforts of our organization in supporting the advancement of innovative GIS research and teaching and ensuring the recognition of academic excellence,” said Mauro Salvemini, Chairman, AGILE. “The GeoMedia Research Grant Program supplies essential tools for undertaking GIS research projects and fulfills both academic and community GIS training needs. We thank Intergraph for making this generous donation possible.”

The grant recipient will be announced at the organization’s sixth annual Conference on Geographic Information Science to be held April 24-26 in Lyon, France. Established to promote innovative geographic information science research at the European level, AGILE includes members based in academic institutions and in other key geographic information research centers.

All AGILE members are encouraged to submit a research proposal to A distinguished panel of judges consisting of both AGILE and Intergraph executives will judge the submissions. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 19.

For more information

For complete GeoMedia research grant guidelines for AGILE members, visit For more information on Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions for Education, visit

Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe

The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE) was established in early 1998 to promote academic teaching and research on GIS at the European level and to ensure the continuation of the networking activities that have emerged as a result of the EGIS Conferences and the European Science Foundation GISDATA Scientific Programmes.

AGILE seeks to ensure that the views of the geographic information teaching and research community are fully represented in the discussions that take place on future European research agendas and it also provides a permanent scientific forum where geographic information researchers can meet and exchange ideas and experiences at the European level. For more information on AGILE, visit

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

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