GeoSpatial World 2003 Enhances Exhibitor Opportunities to Reach GIS, IT, and Mapping Decision Makers

New demo theater and concentrated exhibit hours increase marketing venues for exhibitors

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 23, 2002 - GeoSpatial World 2003 presents expanded opportunities for exhibitors to reach GIS, IT, and mapping decision makers from around the world with a new exhibitor demo theater and concentrated exhibit hours, arranged at times that minimize competing activities. This third annual conference is slated for May 19-21 in New Orleans, La. These new exhibitor features will increase marketing venues on the show floor to target GeoSpatial World attendees - decision makers, managers, staff, and users who create or use geospatial information technology. GeoSpatial World 2003, sponsored by Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions and the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community (IGUC), is an international forum that provides training, networking, and industry insight for the mapping and GIS community. Attendees include professionals working in local, regional, and national governments; mapping agencies; military defense and intelligence organizations; public works and utilities departments; and transportation agencies. With an agenda featuring hands-on workshops, business implementation and product presentations, industry panel discussions, and networking events, the conference fosters the exchange of ideas on geospatial infrastructure management, land information management, geospatial data management, cartographic mapping, and applications development. Attendees will also get a perspective on fundamental GIS technology as well as the use of GIS in the classroom and research.

An addition to this year's GeoSpatial World exhibitor pavilion, the demo theater will highlight multimedia and interactive demonstrations of exhibitors' smart solutions to assist users in making smarter decisions. A more concentrated exhibit schedule, featuring times with fewer competing conference sessions, has been added to the mix to provide further interaction between show attendees and exhibiting companies.

"GeoSpatial World has broad appeal to an international audience seeking smart geospatial solutions to increase their business productivity," said Arlen Reimnitz, executive administrator of the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community. "The new demo theater and premier location of the exhibit hall, along with the popular opening night reception held in the hall, allow exhibitors choice opportunities to connect with their current customers and build new relationships with prospective customers."

Past Exhibitors Applaud GeoSpatial World

Last year's GeoSpatial World attracted attendees from more than 47 countries. Exhibitors from last year's conference praised the event:

-- Jayme Cousins, marketing manager, Keigan Systems Inc. - "Exhibiting at GeoSpatial World is a unique opportunity to speak directly to the users and decision makers in the GeoMedia community. The sessions and demonstrations were also outstanding."

-- Herb Freeman, president, MapText Inc. - "We were delighted with our exhibit at GeoSpatial World 2002. Particularly satisfying were the broad international makeup of the attendees and the strong interest in automatic cartographic text placement."

-- Frank P. Celona, Worldwide GIS marketing manager, Hewlett-Packard Company - "One of the best ways Hewlett-Packard has found to stay in touch with our Intergraph users is by attending GeoSpatial World. We exhibited at GeoSpatial World 2002, which provided an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn more about HP's latest innovations and hardware solutions."

Applications to exhibit at GeoSpatial World 2003 are now being accepted. For exhibitor applications along with more exhibitor program and conference details, visit the conference Web site at

About the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community

The mission of the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community is to further knowledge, product use, and interaction with Intergraph and users worldwide. The IGUC has members from 91 countries and continues to grow. Members can participate in the IGUC Networks, which are forums for users to provide direct comment and feedback about Intergraph's product planning, development, priority, and direction. The Networks are ongoing, mostly virtual gatherings of Intergraph users from around the world who have similar product, project, and/or solutions interests. For an IGUC overview and member join information, 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.

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