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September 30, 2003
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Intergraph paves the way for data access and sharing with interoperable geospatial transportation solutions.

At the International Highway Engineering Exchange Program (HEEP) in Cheyenne, Wyo., Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions of Huntsville, Ala., is showcasing its latest advances in open interoperable solutions through a series of presentations and demonstrations using datasets from Departments of Transportation (DOTs) nationwide. On display in the Intergraph booths (21 & 22) is a broad array of geospatial, Web mapping and imaging technologies that provide industry specific functionality while ensuring enterprisewide, seamless access to interstate and road inventory and asset data.

Intergraph is giving first-time demonstrations of new, breakthrough functionality designed to increase productivity and improve daily decision making and management for engineers, planners and administrators in DOTs, including: -- Support for both linear referencing and sophisticated routing in a single linear network -- A new Interoperability Kit for complete data access through Oracle [among] Intergraph, Autodesk, Laser-Scan and MapInfo's tools and technologies, regardless of the application used to create, analyze or view the spatial data -- A soon-to-be released front-end map component to the Corps of Engineers Hydrological Engineering Center's Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) that allows hydrologists to visualize their spatial and hydrologic information. The new product uses GeoMedia and GeoMedia Grid to develop hydrologic modeling parameters and generate input files for HEC-HMS.

During the show, attendees will see desktop, Web and mobile transportation management implementations involving Intergraph customers, including Manitoba Transportation and Government Services, Hawaii DOT, Ohio DOT, Nebraska Department of Roads, Kansas DOT and Tennessee DOT. These implementations will include solutions for the following: -- Asset routing and management - Intergraph's GeoMedia Transportation Manager and Analyst allows easy access to network and asset data throughout an organization, regardless of format or database location. This allows professionals to maintain their digital road database using source data to view, analyze and present the most up-to-date information. The latest product release provides the capability to support both linear referencing and sophisticated routing with a single linear network. With this new functionality, public officials can now create a public bus route on their existing road network and then use the bus route as a Linear Referencing System (LRS) to reference all bus-related assets. -- Image management - Z/I Imaging's TerraShare stores and manages terabytes of heterogeneous imagery and terrain data to empower transportation agencies with access to the most up-to-date information for planning and construction. -- Digital Image Acquisition - Z/I Imaging's Digital Mapping Camera (DMC) empowers transportation agencies to acquire the best aerial image data possible to support data capture and decision-support systems. -- Engineering enterprise Web portals - Subcontractors, suppliers, transportation companies and passengers can satisfy their information needs with dynamic access to an organization's information repository through Web portals using Intergraph's GeoMedia Web technology. -- Field data collection using location-based services - User-friendly IntelliWhere software for the PDA enables field crews to collect and update data for tasks such as road sign inventory, accident analysis and more with GIS and asset data at their fingertips. -- Hydrologic modeling - Soon-to-be released software helps visually determine an area of interest as hydrologic engineers predict precipitation results. The new software designates drainage paths and watersheds from terrain data, such as Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), which are then used to derive hydrologic parameters to submit to HEC-HMS.

Intergraph presentations highlight customer successes At the five-day conference, Intergraph industry consultant Mike Wing will showcase customer projects that use GeoMedia technology to streamline daily activities, including "Leveraging the Database to Facilitate Kansas DOT's Construction Detour Reporting System" and "Implementing a Flexible Methodology for Displaying and Analyzing HPMS Data on the Web for Hawaii DOT." Intergraph's Sean Davies will also discuss hydrologic modeling requirements of DOTs in "When it Rains - It Pours! - Hydrologic Flood Modeling for DOTs."

Source: Intergraph

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