Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions, in collaboration with the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), announced a GeoMedia research grant opportunity for UCGIS members. Furthering UCGIS' longstanding commitment to the geographic sciences and education, the grant is open to any member using or intending to use Intergraph's GeoMedia technology as the foundation for geographic information systems (GIS) research.

The GeoMedia research grant will award $5,000 (U.S.) cash funding and a $50,000 software donation in recognition of an exceptional and innovative applied research proposal submitted by a UCGIS member.

The grant recipient will be announced Sept. 30, 2003. UCGIS members are encouraged to submit a research proposal in PDF format to Applications will be accepted through Sept. 1, 2003. For complete GeoMedia research grant guidelines for UCGIS members, visit

Qualified applicants will also be invited to join the Team GeoMedia Registered Research Laboratory Program, which provides a comprehensive software and support offering valued at $125,000 (U.S.) in return for two research papers per year. This program has grown to more than 100 members internationally within its first year. More details on the program can be found at For more information about Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions for Education, visit

During the last decade, rapid growth has occurred in the field of geographic information. With this growth have come diverse notions concerning which direction the field should take. To ensure that a coherent view emerges, a broad representation of universities and professional associations has come together to form the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). The mission of UCGIS is threefold: to serve as an effective, unified voice for the geographic information science research community; to foster multidisciplinary research and education; and to promote the informed and responsible use of geographic information science and geographic analysis for the benefit of society. For more information please visit,