Smart Solutions for Smarter Decisions to be Focus of Keynote Addresses at GeoSpatial World 2003

Keynotes by NIMA leader and Intergraph top executive complement conference program focused on real-world geospatial solutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 11, 2002 - Industry leaders, General James R. Clapper, director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), and Preetha Pulusani, president of Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions will deliver keynote addresses at GeoSpatial World 2003. GeoSpatial World is an international forum for training, networking, and gaining industry insight, focused on expanding the application of geospatial information.

General Clapper, the first civilian director of NIMA, retired as a Lieutenant General from the United States Air Force after a 32-year career. A previous director in corporate and government intelligence organizations, Clapper will discuss NIMA's creation of a new discipline known as geospatial intelligence. By integrating imagery intelligence and geospatial information, NIMA has extended the value of both types of data.

Pulusani, a 20-year veteran of the geospatial field and long-time Intergraph leader, will open the conference with information on advances in geospatial business, solutions, and technology, including Intergraph's role in the industry's progress. Her presentation will spotlight customers' practical and enterprise applications of geospatial data in desktop, Web, and mobile implementations. The keynote speeches will complement a three-day program filled with technology sessions, user presentations, workshop and training courses, networking opportunities, and exhibits that highlight innovative ideas to maximize the use of geospatial technology and solutions across the enterprise. Sponsored by the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community and Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions, GeoSpatial World is targeted at decision makers, managers, staff, and users who create or use geospatial information technology to meet needs in academia or in the public or private sector. This year's conference will take place May 19-21 in New Orleans, La. Conference details are available today at

Learning and networking opportunities for executives, managers, and users GeoSpatial World 2003 will focus on real-world geospatial infrastructure management, land information management, geospatial intelligence, and geographic data management and cartography solutions. Technical and user sessions will be grouped in industry and special focus tracks, including local and regional government, national government, military and intelligence, transportation industry, utilities and telecommunications, applications development, education, and fundamentals. The conference will include opportunities for attendees to interact with Intergraph product managers and technical specialists. Feedback on product direction and opportunities to share information among users will also be provided through the IGUC Network sessions.

Past attendees commend GeoSpatial World

GeoSpatial World 2002 attendees commented on learning and networking opportunities at the event:

-- Mary Beth Pfrang, Kansas DOT ? "I come every year, and I use information and applications from GeoSpatial World all year long."

-- Abinesh Krishan, Customer Information Manager, Manukau City Council ? "The conference provided an excellent opportunity for me to network with an international delegation of Intergraph users and to exchange experiences and expertise with them."

-- Julio Garcia, Mexico City ? "I am an experienced city planner, but new to GIS, so everything was helpful. The hands-on workshops were especially useful."

-- Peter Brown, City of Kansas City, Missouri ? "This was the best conference I've been to. I got all my questions answered."

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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