HOOFDORP, NL – Geospatial software and services leader Intergraph recently welcomed record numbers of customers and partners to its user conferences in Eastern Europe to experience the latest in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) technology.
More than 500 GIS
professionals from the government, defense and intelligence, public safety,
utilities, communications, cartography, transportation and photogrammetry
sectors attended Intergraph events to learn about the evolution of SDI and the
impact of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE)
directive from the European Parliament on the geospatial market.
INSPIRE is designed to
standardize spatial information services in the various EU Member States to
improve policy-making in areas including the environment, transport, energy and
agriculture. Intergraph has been directly involved with the INSPIRE initiative
since 2005 and has been a recognized leader in the SDI industry since 1994 when
it co-founded the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international standards
organization for geospatial and location based services.
Intergraph also directly
participates in projects based on various INSPIRE related European Commission
programs, including the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES,
HUMBOLDT project), eContentplus (GIS4EU, EURADIN, eSDI-Net+, NATURE-SDIplus
projects), Shared Environment Information System (SEIS, CAFÉ project) and the
European Security Research Programme (ESS project).
The traditional Intergraph
user meetings were held in Croatia,
Romania, Hungary and the
Czech and Slovak republics. The inaugural Intergraph South Eastern Europe
Partner Summit attracted 50 representatives of existing and new business
partners, coming also from additional countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Israel,
“As a pioneer in the
geospatial industry, Intergraph has supported the economical and political
transformation of Eastern Europe, a region of over 90 million citizens, for
almost 20 years through major national and local government and commercial
geospatial solutions and projects,” said Grzegorz Wisniewski, Intergraph’s vice
president and regional manager for Eastern Europe and the Nordic regions. “The
high attendance at our Eastern European user meetings is a testament to our
success in these efforts and the impact we have made and continue to make on
In addition to the events in
Eastern Europe, Intergraph has also recently held user conferences in Western
Europe, the UK, the Americas and in
the Asia Pacific region attracting more than 3,000 geospatial and enterprise
For more information, visitwww.intergraph.com.
GIS Professionals Pack Intergraph Eastern European User Conferences
November 14, 2008