Intergraph® GeoMedia® to Support Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Spatial Enhancements

New spatial database capabilities help promote operational efficiencies through integrated data

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 04, 2008 – The Intergraph® GeoMedia® suite of geospatial information management and analysis products will support Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 spatial enhancements to provide Intergraph customers with an improved capacity for interoperability and information sharing.

The spatial enhancements to SQL Server 2008 will benefit all of Intergraph's customers who utilize SQL Server for the storage and management of their geospatial information.

"By incorporating the spatial capabilities of SQL Server 2008 into Intergraph's GeoMedia suite, our joint customers can utilize both technologies through the integration of spatial data and overcome a range of complex operational issues," said Ed Katibah Spatial Program Manager, SQL Server at Microsoft Corp. "Intergraph's solution shows the benefits that become possible when our industry partners combine their expertise with the technologies in SQL Server."

"Intergraph is a pioneer in providing geospatially enabled technologies and our history of innovation has enabled our customers and the vertical markets we serve to create, analyze, visualize, manage and distribute vast amounts of geospatial and spatially related information," said Mark Doherty, executive director, for Intergraph Technology Architecture and Strategy.  "By supporting the spatial enhancements in Microsoft's SQL Server 2008, Intergraph underscores our continued commitment to bringing the most up-to-date technologies to market. The new database capabilities will increase productivity by enabling our customers to work more efficiently and effectively with fully integrated spatial data." Intergraph offers a complete set of geospatial solutions. Intergraph's geospatial information management, analysis and distribution suite includes solutions for server, desktop, mobile and online applications.


About Intergraph

Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I).  Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit


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