HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Intergraph® Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) announced its inaugural Geospatial Challenge for students participating in Intergraph's Global Education Program - Intergraph U.
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With the rapidly growing geospatial advancements across multiple industries, Intergraph places great emphasis on involving future generations in key problem solving activities to stay ahead of the curve and prepare them for what's ahead.
In this challenge, students from around the world are asked to submit an abstract describing the scope of a problem, their geographical area of interest, and the dataset(s) and Intergraph solution(s) used. From the abstracts selected, qualifiers will provide a research paper and accompanying video demonstration showcasing how Intergraph software was used to transform their data into actionable information.
Students can enter multiple contest categories based on the platform used (web, mobile or desktop); discipline (GIS or remote sensing); and industry (government, transportation, utilities, communications or emergency response). Intergraph will select winners based on creativity, technique and the tools used.
If a student's submission is selected by the panel of judges, consisting of geospatial executives, partners and attending professors, he or she will receive a $2,500 travel sponsorship to attend the 2014 HxGN LIVE conference, publication in Intergraph SG&I's Perspectives magazine, a trophy and a free one-year license and waived maintenance costs for GeoMedia® Professional and IMAGINE Professional® -offerings from Intergraph's Geospatial Educational Desktop Core.
"The Geospatial Challenge is a great way to get students involved and engaged in the software they already have access to with our Intergraph U Education Program," states Kerry Fehrenbach, Vice President of SG&I Global Marketing at Intergraph. "We've designed this contest to help students get a jumpstart on solving today's problems using the latest geospatial software, and it is a useful tool to prepare them for whatever industry they choose to pursue in the future."
All student submissions will be accepted via e-mail to GeospatialChallenge@intergraph.com from November 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014. Winners will be announced March 1, 2014.
Recognizing the increasing importance of a close partnership between academia and developers of leading technology, Intergraph offers robust academic programs for higher education.
Intergraph's Education Program is designed to support the advancement of innovative research and teaching, and ensure the recognition of academic excellence. Intergraph helps prepare students to enter the professional world while facilitating relationships between academia and industry in developing ideas and finding innovative solutions to industry challenges.
To learn more about Intergraph U and the 2014 Geospatial Challenge, visit www.intergraph.com/education.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize 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, defense 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), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data
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