FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Intergraph Supports Education Excellence with GeoMedia Education Grants Program
Grants focus on the advancement of geographic sciences in the classroom
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 26, 2002 - Celebrating education excellence, Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions today announced it will award GeoMedia education grants valued at more than $6 million dollars. The grants will recognize innovative teaching that advances the use of geographic information sciences by educators and students in the classroom. The GeoMedia(R) Education Grants Program will award grants on two levels, including 1) community colleges, technical schools, and universities, and 2) K-12 and primary and secondary schools.
By taking advantage of these grants, students and teachers can use GeoMedia's leading-edge technology to explore new possibilities and impact the future of geographic information systems (GIS). They can learn GIS principles and methodology, spatial analysis techniques, GIS data construction, and a variety of other application capabilities. The products that will be part of the grant program are GeoMedia Professional, GeoMedia WebMap Professional, and IntelliWhere(TM) OnDemand and IntelliWhere LocationServer with Intergraph's powerful location-based services technology. Specific details about software awarded for each level can be found at www.intergraph.com/education.
In addition, each institution that receives a software grant will have their lesson plan and software implementation details submitted in the international GeoMedia Best Practices Awards contest. The worldwide contest recognizes projects and programs based on Intergraph's GeoMedia technology.
"Using GIS in the classroom creates an atmosphere of excitement for educators and students and generates many innovative ideas," said Fiona McKee, global academic program manager, Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions. "At Intergraph, we realize that the future of our industry and that of education are intertwined inexorably and that, by working together, we can build a solid foundation for advancing geographic sciences and the mapping and GIS industry."
For more information about the GeoMedia Education Grants Program and other Intergraph programs for higher education, visit www.intergraph.com/education.
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 www.intergraph.com/imgs.
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