Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions’ GeoSpatial World 2002 conference opened to an international audience, providing attendees with their first opportunity to experience the additional capabilities and enhanced functionality of the new, powerful GeoMedia(R) 5.0. With customers, prospects, and exhibitors from more than 36 countries, GeoSpatial World 2002 continues through Wednesday in Atlanta and features more than 190 technical sessions highlighting customer applications, technology previews, industry products and solutions, and technical updates providing “ideas you can use.”
Preetha Pulusani, president of Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions, set the pace for the conference by sharing Intergraph’s vision for the future of mapping and GIS, discussing the company’s market leadership role, and exploring the effect of technological innovation on the industry. Following Pulusani’s presentation, James Taylor, Intergraph chairman and CEO, spoke briefly regarding the company’s overall positioning and the role played by Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions within the larger Intergraph picture.
Strategic addresses from respected industry visionaries within the mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) community will be featured each day of the conference. Vanessa Lawrence, director general and chief executive of Ordnance Survey, Great Britain, will speak on Tuesday. And Richard J. Varn, chief information officer (CIO) and director of the Information Technology Department for the state of Iowa will address the conference on Wednesday.
Intergraph is showcasing its recently released GeoMedia 5.0 product suite – mature, industry-proven GIS, map-production, and cartographic solutions – in training sessions, exhibits, hands-on workshops, interactive forums, and networking sessions.
Intergraph’s IntelliWhere(TM) division is presenting its device and data independent solutions for location-based services (LBS) in a variety of venues. The group is also co-sponsoring a Location-based Services Colloquium on Tuesday, June 11, and repeated on Wednesday, June 12.
Sponsored by the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community (IGUC), the second annual GeoSpatial World is an international conference, targeting decision makers, managers, staff, and users who create or use geospatial information technology to solve problems in the public and private sectors and in the academic environment.