Intergraph expands GIS options
- By Natasha Haubold
- Jun 05, 2000
With the new GeoMedia 4.0 Product Suite, Intergraph Corp. has expanded the
options federal information technology managers have for integrating geospatial
data from different computer systems.
The Intergraph geographic information system mapping software, available
on the General Services Administration schedule, allows GIS data created
and managed with different products to be integrated into one format. This
is particularly important for government agencies that must analyze, combine
or distribute information from various sources.
Data servers supported by GeoMedia 4.0 are Oracle Corp.'s Oracle 8i
Spatial Object Model server, Microsoft Corp.'s SQL Server and ODBC Tabular
Version 4.0 also introduces the GeoMedia SmartPlot feature, which enables
users to plot maps from within the main GeoMedia environment, instead of
switching to another software tool.
With GeoMedia 4.0, Intergraph has also added support for extensible
markup language for GIS and Wireless Markup Language, so that information
can easily be interpreted and transported across the Internet and wireless
To improve system performance on the back end, Intergraph has added
a new dynamic display cache and support for distributed computing via hardware
clustering. GeoMedia 4.0 is Windows 2000-compliant and will begin shipping