Intergraph ships single-GIS-environment, grid data modeling and visualization technology

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. August 29, 2002 — Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions recently announced that GeoMedia® Grid 5.0, an advanced, fully integrated grid analysis toolkit for GeoMedia, is now shipping worldwide.

Built as a collaborative effort with Keigan Systems, the new product combines the strengths of GeoMedia’s vector GIS capabilities and the power of grid analysis tools within a single GIS environment. An integrated GIS environment provides the most efficient setting to explore spatial relationships dynamically and enables mapping, GIS, and IT professionals to produce more insightful results as they compare, combine, and relate vector and grid data.

In addition, GeoMedia Grid’s capability to move seamlessly from a vector to grid environment and back to vector allows users to easily apply the analysis and modeling method that is best suited to any given stage of an analysis workflow in applications such as crime mapping, incident mapping, business planning, hydrologic engineering, spill mapping, habitat modeling, least cost routing, troop movement, corridor mapping, field of fire mapping, and tower locating.

Featuring leading-edge technologies and an expanded set of grid tools, Intergraph’s GeoMedia Grid is ideal for solving geospatial analysis problems for hot spot (spatial cluster) analysis, flow characterization analysis, surface analysis, viewshed analysis, relationship modeling, and data visualization. Key new features available in GeoMedia Grid 5.0 include:

— Conversion between grid and vector features
— Grid/raster reprojection and rubbersheeting
— Grid overlay analysis
— Surface creation and analysis functions
— Improved interpolation utilities
— Zonal, focal, and regional features for measurement, characterization, and statistics
— 3D visualization
— Grid classification facilities
— Grid data editing
— Hydrological data processing (watershed delineation and stream segmentation)
— Support for all standard formats — DEM DTED, remote sensory imagery, and scanned images

Developers can use GeoMedia Grid COM-compliant objects to enhance existing applications with custom commands or to create spatial analysis solutions for specific applications and users groups. Intergraph’s GeoMedia Grid enables developers to:

— Build a customized raster/vector GIS
— Create push-button solutions for clients
— Add map viewing and manipulation facilities to existing applications
— Combine grid tools with GeoMedia functionality
— Build tailored spatial models

Because GeoMedia Grid objects can be used in rapid application development environments, such as Microsoft Visual Basic® and C++®, grid processes can be effectively and tightly integrated into day-to-day operations. The new product also comes with an extensive MS HTML Help feature that defines the methods and properties of each object and control.

“There has never been more powerful grid data modeling and visualization technology integrated into a single GIS environment,” says Pete Crosbie, GeoMedia Grid product manager, Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions. “This combination of the best-in-class grid software and state-of-the-art vector tools gives professionals a more intuitive means to solve the most complex geospatial problems. GeoMedia Grid is another example of Intergraph’s commitment to deliver industry-leading products with the flexibility, scalability, and interoperability required in recently’s enterprise.”

For more information about GeoMedia Grid, visit Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions’ Web site at

About Keigan Systems

Keigan Systems is a leading provider of highly sophisticated, high-value data and image analysis technology to global software companies and end users. Keigan applies its open standards, decision-support toolkit and software solutions across a broad range of enterprise system platforms significantly augmenting the analytical capabilities of its software partners and select business users. To learn more about Keigan’s team and technology, please visit

Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions

Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions brings together geospatial and information technology to help customers achieve their business goals. A technology innovator with more than 30 years of market leadership, 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 Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR), 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

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