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Intergraph's Geospatial Solutions Selected for NIMA Softcopy Search Program 05.30.2003

May 30, 2003
Collaborates with Kodak and other industry leaders to provide solution that efficiently manages and exploits large imagery datasets.

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions announced that it is a part of a contract awarded by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, (NIMA), for Phase II of its Softcopy Search project. The contract team led by Eastman Kodak Company also includes Hewlett Packard/Compaq, Paragon Imaging and Idelix Software. NIMA's Softcopy Search research and development program is designed to demonstrate the capability of commercially available off the shelf Win/Intel-based hardware and software to provide a more efficient and effective way to conduct broad area search over large geographic areas.

Intergraph's GeoMedia Image Professional product is the center piece of the team's softcopy search solution. Based on Intergraph's award-winning GIS product GeoMedia Professional and Paragon's tried and true ELT5500, GeoMedia Image Professional was developed as a commercial product by the two companies prior to this competition. This software allows analysts to fuse various forms of geospatial data without translation, providing a single view of the data and imagery of interest. Using Intergraph's TerraShare imagery management system as a separate server application, the analyst can retrieve imagery, ADRG, CADRG, CIB, and other raster products using the power of GeoMedia's spatial and feature query capabilities.

Intergraph's Executive Manager and Softcopy Search Program Manager, Andrew Mitchell, said, "NIMA's Softcopy Search program is a perfect showcase for our image exploitation capabilities and demonstrates our ability to fuse various forms of data into a single seamless view and to smoothly roam over large virtually mosaicked sets of imagery.

"Intergraph is proud to be part of the Kodak team and especially proud that our GeoMedia Image Professional COTS product is such a superb fit for NIMA's Softcopy Search program. We feel the team's solution will substantially increase analysts' productivity while using economical Windows-based off-the-shelf hardware and software."