Intergraph Announces GeoSpatial World 2003 and Issues Call for Presentations

Seeking real-world GIS, map and chart production, and land information management applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 24, 2002 - Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions and the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community (IGUC) will host the third annual GeoSpatial World, the IGUC International Training and Management Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 19-21. GeoSpatial World is a forum for new ideas and innovations that expand the application of geospatial information. Sponsored by IGUC and Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions, GeoSpatial World is targeted at decision makers, managers, staff, and users who create or use geospatial information technology in cadastre, education, local and regional governments, location-based services, mapping agencies, military, defense and intelligence, public works and utilities, and transportation. Conference program details can be found on the Web at

Call for Presentations online

IGUC invites mapping and GIS professionals to submit abstracts for GeoSpatial World 2003 technical presentations that range from implementation processes to project results, from organizational issues to lessons learned along the way. The deadline for abstract submission is November 1, 2002.

Abstracts should deal with real-world applications of Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions' GIS and mapping software for geospatial infrastructure management, land information management, and map production and development. Intergraph users are asked to submit abstracts that focus on one of three areas: development, solutions, and industry. They can participate through paper presentations, invited sessions, workshops, or panel discussions. For detailed information on the focus areas and how to submit an abstract online, visit

"GeoSpatial World affords an exceptional opportunity for users from all over the world to develop their productivity skills, exchange ideas with peers, and assess the strategic direction of their organizations from a geospatial point of view," said Bart Hoogenraad, global marketing director of Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions. "The conference presents both technical and management tracks, and gives attendees optimal opportunities for training and networking."

GeoSpatial World 2002 draws international crowd

From Cameroon to Malaysia to Canada, customers, prospects, strategic partners and exhibitors from more than 48 counties traveledWayne Staats of eMapping Solutions LLC commented, "GeoSpatial World brought together an impressive array of GIS executives and experts from around the world. Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions again showed it is a technology leader by iterating a clear future roadmap of GIS technology - with them leading the way - and introduced new, exciting geospatial technology."

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. For more information, visit

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