Intergraph Highlights Interoperable Geospatial Solutions for Critical Infrastructure Protection at GITA ’05

Geospatial solutions speed critical analysis and informed decision making across organizations

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 7, 2005 -- Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions is demonstrating Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and disaster management at this year’s GITA Conference in Denver, March 6-9. The demonstrations highlight the openness, performance and interoperability of Intergraph’s solutions needed for data collection, analysis and visualization to be effective in real-time. Emergency and disaster management often require cooperation among a broad range of multidiscipline organizations operating across multiple jurisdictions, meaning city, state, federal, private and non-profit groups must rapidly share and combine information. Quickly locating assets and people geographically becomes paramount to effective response.

Intergraph solutions enable organizations to access and apply geospatial data existing in disparate formats from diverse sources. The company’s commercially available software supports geospatial data storage in industry standard databases, enables web-based data access to integrated data stores and provides real-time resource monitoring and management to leverage data. This gives non-expert users the ability to quickly render layers of digital geospatial data into informative maps for critical analysis and decision-making.

Arthur Spencer, Executive Vice President, Geospatial Solutions, Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions commented, “In disasters or emergencies, information sharing amongst agencies is vital to handling situations that may impact transmission, distribution and transportation networks as well as other infrastructure. Having the right information without worrying about data source incompatibilities improves communication and informed decision making so that efforts can be better focused on response.”

Intergraph’s booth (#701) will feature CIP applications, developed using Intergraph solutions, at work in Hawaii Electric Company (HECo) and Maui Electric Company (MECo).

·        HECo’s Geospatial Analysis and Enterprise Web environment based on Intergraph’s GeoMedia® WebMap has been verified to assist in oil spills and is being continually enhanced to assist with response scenarios, such as CIP, weather and geologic disasters, Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) removal, and vegetation management. The oil spill response application quickly shows incident area and various features in the vicinity. With all data spatially referenced and electronically managed by GeoMedia WebMap, sensitive life reporting can be returned more quickly than previously manual reports. By way of built-in GeoMedia tools, the application dynamically adds new spatial information during the response interval, such as updates to oil spill area and positions of crews and equipment.

·        MECo uses Intergraph’s TrackForce for Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solution to bring together multiple sources of information – including land base maps for Maui, Lanai and Molokai; locations of electric network assets; and real-time location of the company’s 70 vehicles – for monitoring and management of field resources. MECo’s Construction, Maintenance, Meter Read, Collections and Trouble Dispatch crews use the system for status and location monitoring.

“With the system, MECo will be able to improve response by determining the location of available resources for the job and address safety concerns for locating vehicles in case of accidents,” said Chris Reynolds, Superintendent, MECo. “We expect to enhance overall customer service for all types of work, crisis situations as well as routine operations.”

Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) streamlines workflows through systems integration

Additionally, Intergraph is demonstrating how gas, communication and utilities and pipeline companies can manage their assets and resources more efficiently and cost effectively by implementing an integrated GRM environment based on the enabling architecture of Intergraph’s G/Technology. GRM serves as an umbrella for interrelated systems – geofacilities management, outage management, mobile workforce management and work management. Also as part of an operative GRM environment Intergraph is showing its outage and workforce management system based on InService.

During the exhibit, Intergraph customer MidAmerican Energy Company (MEC) is showcasing their production GRM system. MidAmerican uses G/Technology to integrate its gas and electric design workflow with Logica work management software. Show demonstrations will highlight how MidAmerican handles designs for electric, gas and combined installations via remote access to the MEC production environment from the show floor.

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Rita Roberts, Media Relations


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