Students in fourteen countries to benefit through the UNIGIS international network
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 4, 2013 – UNIGIS selected Intergraph®’s geospatial education offerings to provide leading GIS, remote sensing and photogrammetry tools to its universities and enrolled students. UNIGIS, a network of universities cooperating in the design and delivery of distance learning in GIS, was founded in 1990 and currently includes sites in fourteen countries.
Members of the UNIGIS network offer postgraduate masters, certificate and diploma courses in Geographical Information Systems by open and distance learning. Core course resources are adapted, translated and supplemented with additional materials to support the needs of local students. Members of the UNIGIS network also work together in research and curriculum development activities related to geospatial education.
Commenting on the agreement current chair of the UNIGIS International Association Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl, University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics said “UNIGIS is delighted to be able to renew its collaboration with Intergraph to offer GeoMedia GIS technologies, , ERDAS IMAGINE and LPS to UNIGIS students worldwide. The opportunity to work with these state-of-the-art tools will add significantly to the development of their knowledge and competence in image analysis, photogrammetry and GIS.”
Under the agreement, Intergraph will provide 100 licenses of the following software to the UNIGIS network:
- GeoMedia Professional version 6.1
- IMAGINE Professional 2013
- GeoMedia Grid version 6.1
- GeoMedia 3D version 6.1
- LPS 2013
“The UNIGIS network is making a huge impact on the future of geospatial education and Intergraph is pleased to be able to contribute to the education of rising professionals and the continued research in this field,” said Kerry Fehrenbach, vice president global marketing, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. “We look forward to seeing how UNIGIS evolves in educating and informing the world’s geospatial community.”
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualise complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organise vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions including ERDAS technologies to the public safety and security, defence and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I’s U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com and www.hexagon.com.