Awards programs recognize innovative use of geospatial technology.

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions, Huntsville, Ala., announced the third annual Intergraph Best Practices Awards for educators and Intergraph Poster Competition for students. The worldwide competitions recognize projects and programs based on Intergraph's geospatial technology, including GeoMedia, GeoMedia Professional, GeoMedia WebMap, GeoMedia WebMap Professional, G/Technology, MGE or the IntelliWhere or Z/I Imaging suite of products. Students are encouraged to display their creativity and innovative use of geographic information systems (GIS) software and geospatial technology in the classroom by entering a poster in the competition. Educators are asked to submit entries that demonstrate practical training and application of GIS-related programs in the classroom.

Complete competition guidelines and entry forms may be accessed at Entries must be received no later than Feb. 14, 2004. Award recipients will be announced in March of 2004. In addition to receiving cash funding for research or study up to the value of $1,000 (U.S.), recipients will receive on-stage recognition at GeoSpatial World 2004, the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community International Training and Management Conference to be held May 12-14 in Miami, Fla.

Competition categories, awards, and guidelines The Intergraph Poster Competition is targeted at students currently enrolled in institutions of higher education, including community colleges, universities, post-graduate and distance learning programs. First-, second-, and third-place winners will receive cash awards and will have their entries displayed at GeoSpatial World 2004, as well as see their submission abstracts included in the education section of Global Link, the official publication of Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions.

The Intergraph Best Practices Awards is comprised of two distinct categories. One is a higher education classification that includes community colleges, universities, post-graduate and distance learning programs. A separate classification consists of kindergarten through 12, primary, and secondary schools. Educators receiving these awards will be asked to present their entries at GeoSpatial World 2004 and will receive cash awards for first, second and third place. In addition, the winning entries will be published on the Intergraph Education Web page and included in the education section of Global Link. All award recipients will receive free registration to GeoSpatial World 2004 (see conference guidelines for winners under 18 years of age). First-place winners of both competitions will receive complimentary travel and hotel accommodations.

To view all Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions for Education programs, visit For more information on GeoSpatial World 2004, visit

Source: Intergraph