HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 27, 2010 – Intergraph® is expanding its proven utilities infrastructure management solutions with new, open standards-based spatial data infrastructure (SDI) capabilities to foster greater interoperability. Intergraph SDI capabilities enable secure, fast and seamless access to geospatial data published by different organizations, improving collaboration for emergency response and incident management, and increasing productivity for utility network planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations.
Intergraph’s G/Technology infrastructure management solution is a feature-rich, open and scalable geospatial application platform designed to meet the unique needs of utilities and communications companies. The newest version, G/Technology 10.1, supports the use of data published via the Web using the standard OGC Web service interfaces, Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Map Service (WMS). This can be data related to weather, utility structure, flood plains, environmental restrictions, parcel maps or any other geospatial data originating from a GIS system that conforms to OGC standards. With this new solution, users can be confident that they are accessing and leveraging the most current data available.
“Utility networks are becoming more advanced and additional real-time information is being made available each day,” said Dorthe Krøyer, GIS manager for HMN Naturgas, a natural gas provider in Denmark. “We therefore require a new means of bringing all of the data sets together and distributing them in an efficient and flexible manner. Intergraph’s global experience, local expertise and sound technology ensure harmonized geospatial data interchange between utilities, governments, businesses and the public.”
“As more organizations embrace the use of geospatial technology for critical functions, open technology platforms and interoperability become crucial components of utilities solutions,” said Tony DiMarco, executive director, Global Utilities & Communications for Intergraph. “Intergraph is staying a step ahead of industry demand by setting the stage for secure, standards-based collaboration between utilities and other organizations. Intergraph is also an active participant in many standards bodies, ensuring the sustainability of our SDI solutions as needs evolve.”
For utilities, SDI maximizes the ability to securely and efficiently communicate and collaborate with government and other entities. For example, in the case of an emergency, utilities must quickly supply local governments with updated information on the location of all utility lines, poles, meters and other assets for effective response.
Governments around the world are already embracing Intergraph SDI technology. Adherence to industry standards including INSPIRE, OGC and ISO not only eases data sharing and removes barriers, but for organizations in regions of the world such as Europe where sharing geospatial data is enforced by law, it enables compliance with government mandates. Intergraph’s SDI solutions are developed in accordance with government initiatives including the European Union INSPIRE, United Nations SDI, Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure and the U.S. National SDI.
In addition to G/Technology, Intergraph’s GeoMedia® serves as a powerful platform for building an SDI by enabling users to bring spatial data from disparate databases into a single environment for viewing, analysis and presentation. By providing simple access to data from G/Technology and third-party GIS platforms, GeoMedia makes it easy to share and distribute critical spatial information via both desktop and simple Web clients. Users can also upgrade to GeoMedia SDI Pro, which provides additional services for secure, high-performance SDI capabilities. With G/Technology and GeoMedia, utilities can achieve comprehensive SDI implementations for flexible, cost-effective data sharing.
For further details on Intergraph technology for utilities, please go to: http://www.intergraph.com/utilities.
For more information on Intergraph SDI solutions, please visit: http://www.intergraph.com/govt/sdi.aspx.
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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.
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