Intergraph collaborates on recent OGC program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 21, 2002 — Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions announced today support of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI), an Open GIS Consortium (OGC) program.

As a Strategic Member of OGC, Intergraph will work closely with the organization as Phase I of CIPI commences with the Call for Participation/Request for Quotation.

CIPI-1 is the first of several interoperability pilot programs addressing the challenge of critical infrastructure protection. CIPI-1 will make use of emerging OGC Web Services (an infrastructure for Web-based online geoprocessing) and GeoFusion Services (an infrastructure for spatial referencing of varied types of data that have spatial meaning).

CIPI will also identify requirements for new specifications to improve interoperability among communities that need to collaborate. As part of the OGC Strategic Membership agreement, Intergraph has dedicated a staff resource to the OGC program, whose focus is advancing interoperability in the area of critical infrastructure protection.

OGC President David Schell commented, “As a Strategic and Founding Member of the OGC, Intergraph continues to make significant investment in OGC programs, including the Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative, to help lead the geoprocessing technology development community in advancing interoperable product offerings and solutions.”

“Intergraph has been a major participant in numerous interoperability program initiatives and is committed to providing open, extensible geospatial technology for mapping, GIS, and IT professionals in the global industries we serve,” said Preetha Pulusani, president of Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions and a member of the OGC board of directors. “With this latest initiative, we take another step forward in realizing true ‘open’ collaboration and communication across many departments, organizations, and platforms that will enable crucial decision making.”

For more information on CIPI, download the document at http://ip.opengis.org/cipi/documents.htm.

For information about Intergraph and OGC visit, www.intergraph.com/gis/ogc.

Open GIS Consortium
OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 230 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geoprocessing specifications. OpenGIS(r) Specifications support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web and mainstream IT, and empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. Visit the OGC website at www.opengis.org.

Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions
Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions brings together geospatial and information technology to help customers achieve their business goals.

Intergraph serves government agencies and commercial enterprises worldwide with end-to-end geospatial solutions for cartography and map production and enterprisewide mapping and GIS. The company provides superior customer support and services ranging from project implementation to production.

Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions is a division of Intergraph Corp., Huntsville, Ala., and does business in more than 60 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and global distributor and partner network. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com/imgs.

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