Intergraph® Fulfils Technical Requirements of UK Government Strategic Data Sharing Initiative


Intergraph is the first supplier to publish compliant responses to UK Location’s requalification questions for INSPIRE View Services Solutions.


SWINDON, United Kingdom, 25 Aug, 2011 – Intergraph, a global leader in geospatial solutions, has established its GeoMedia® SDI Pro product as a key supporter of interoperability standards that are essential prerequisites of the UK Location Strategy and the wider European INSPIRE Directive.

UK Location, the pan-government initiative to improve the sharing and re-use of public sector location information, recently issued “INSPIRE View Service Resources”, a set of pre-qualification questions to suppliers. This document asked suppliers to confirm their support of key interoperability standards critical to the ”UK Location Programme.” The central deliverable of the programme is the implementation of a national Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), a task which all European Union member states are obliged to complete under the European Commission’s INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC. The View Service capabilities enable users to make use of spatial data served by the SDI.

Intergraph is the first company to publish responses to the View Service pre-qualification questions. Robert Widz, Intergraph EMEA Director for Government said, “Intergraph is delighted to confirm GeoMedia SDI Pro's compliance with UK Location’s View Service requirements. Intergraph was able to develop a comprehensive suite of SDI and INSPIRE products thanks to the experience our consultants gained by working with European research programmes, INSPIRE Working Groups and successful implementations of regional, national and international INSPIRE-compliant web services and portals."

Other recent SDI announcements by Intergraph include Austria’s national SDI for air traffic control and the public geoportal of the City of Bilbao, Spain.

For more information on Intergraph’s government solutions, visit www.intergraph.co.uk/government/.

Further information on the UK Location Strategy and the View Service are available at:
www.intergraph.co.uk/govt/uklocation-view.aspx

Further information on INSPIRE is available at:
http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.cfm

About Intergraph


Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualise complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organise vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’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, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions to the public safety and security, defence and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I’s U.S. federal and classified business.

Intergraph is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB, (Nordic exchange: HEXA B) and (Swiss exchange: HEXN). For more information, visit www.intergraph.co.uk and www.hexagon.com.

 

Ralph Diment
EMEA Marmeting Manager, Government & Transportation
ralph.diment@intergraph.com

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