Intergraph® Shares SDI Implementation and Research Experience at the INSPIRE 2010 Conference

June 24, 2010 -- This week, geospatial software industry leader Intergraph® participated in ten sessions and workshops at the INSPIRE 2010 Conference (22-25 June), in Krakow, Poland. The presentations drew on its consultants experience and insight gained on INSPIRE drafting teams and implantations of national SDI infrastructures as well as leading EU projects including NATURE-SDIplus, GIS4EU, CAFÉ.

Intergraph is a world leader in interoperable SDI technologies based on industry standards including Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Intergraph’s SDI application ensures harmonised geospatial data interoperability within the enterprise and between government, businesses and the public for improved communication, collaboration, productivity, ease of maintenance and reduced costs.

INSPIRE 2010 Conference sessions featuring Intergraph speakers included:

Tuesday, June 22
Pre-conference workshops
•        INSPIRE and Nature Conservation: the NATURE-SDIplus contribution
        Intergraph speaker: Carmelo Attardo
•        GIS4EU: a cooperative project to apply the INSPIRE directive
        Intergraph speaker: Alina Kmiecik

Wednesday, June 23
INSPIRE Plenary: Report on INSPIRE Implementing Rules Development and Related Initiatives
•        INSPIRE Implementing Rule Development: Reports on Annex I Data
        Intergraph speaker: Alina Kmiecik
•        INSPIRE Implementing Rule Development: Reports from the Annex II and III
        Intergraph speaker: Alina Kmiecik

National Frameworks
•        Project - implemented INSPIRE services
        Intergraph speakers: Dariusz Ciesla and Marek Szulc

Industry Session
•        Maintenance of INSPIRE Catalogues: High function capabilities in support of discovery, evaluation and data knowledge
        Intergraph speaker: Bruce Westcott
•        SOA architecture & interoperability of spatial Web services - usage in geodetic & cartographic data maintenance processes
        Intergraph speakers: Robert Widz and Marek Brylski

Thursday, June 24
Spatial Planning
•        Chaired by - Carmelo Attardo, Application Engineer at Intergraph
Thematic Communities I
•        Reporting and Exchange of Air Quality Information under CAFÉ Directive Using INSPIRE Services – Testbed Results
        Intergraph speakers: A Kmiecik, D Kobus, M Bednarek, A Zamolska, Piotr Krok, Marek Brylski & Carmelo Attardo
•        Impact analysis of the operational implementation of INSPIRE rules in data harmonisation & aggregation: the GIS4EU case
        Intergraph speakers: Carmelo Attardo and Sergio Farruggia

In addition to speaking at the INSPIRE 2010 conference, Intergraph launched its new GeoMedia SDI Portal solution.
For more information about Intergraph SDI solutions, please visit:

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About Intergraph
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 into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’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 and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defence and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit

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