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Intergraph advances open data exchange of Geospatial information

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatia Solutions announced that two free interoperability extensions are available for download – the OpenGIS Geographic Markup Language (GML) and the OpenGIS Web Feature Services (WFS) data servers, as well as the GML export command. These extensions are designed for any GeoMedia 5.1 product. Additionally, the OpenGIS Web Map Server (WMS) adapter kit for easy creation of a WMS server is now available for GeoMedia WebMap products. Users can query and view data accessed via the WFS interface through GeoMedia Viewer 5.1, Intergraph’s free and easy-to-use GIS software application for desktop viewing and distribution of geospatial data. GeoMedia Viewer gives professionals access to geospatial vector and raster data in open formats or through open interfaces, including GML and WFS as well as previously available formats – Access, ArcView and MapInfo. By allowing data servers to be accessed simultaneously, GeoMedia Viewer offers the functionality to integrate and overlay spatial information while providing dynamic updates as the source information changes. With GeoMedia Viewer, organizations can maximize the value of their geospatial data by extending availability to novice users who otherwise would not have access. Intergraph continues to drive open data exchange to put virtually any geospatial information available via the Web at the user’s fingertips. Intergraph’s endorsement of WFS will serve to accelerate the use and adoption of this important OpenGIS interface specification in the marketplace. Promoting interoperability to geoenable mainstream IT and the Web, Intergraph’s GeoMedia solutions have been built with open interoperability principles in mind. Therefore, the WMS, WFS and GML data servers and other open functionality are smooth and complementary additions to the products’ architecture.