HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph® Corporation has donated free educational software licenses of ERDAS IMAGINE and GeoMedia® to all 25 recipients of the 2012 United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) scholarship awards.
As part of Intergraph's commitment to education, the donation aims to empower and provide the right tools to the next generation of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) innovators.
"The USGIF scholarship recipients represents the best and brightest and are the future leaders and innovators of the GEOINT community," said Jack Pellicci, Brigadier General, US Army (Ret.) and President and CEO of Intergraph Government Solutions. "We recognize that the future of our industry is linked inextricably with our educational institutions and student leaders. By working with these students, we can collectively enhance the Geospatial Intelligence tradecraft as well as build a more solid foundation for advancing the role of geospatial information management."
In addition to receiving the software licenses, the students will receive eight hours of free instructor-led online training that introduces them to GeoMedia and ERDAS IMAGINE. Both training sessions will provide the foundational knowledge, hands-on training and terminology that will allow the students to effectively use these tools for their study, as well as offers the insights for embracing these solutions after graduation.
Intergraph is a sustaining member of USGIF, and is actively involved in the USGIF Scholarship Committee. The announcement of the donation coincides with the GEOINT 2012 Symposium, which is the nation's largest intelligence event taking place in Orlando, Florida this week. Intergraph will be available at booth #1121.
The USGIF Scholarship Program has awarded a total of $584,000 in scholarships since 2004. This year, a total of $104,000 was awarded to 25 recipients from the doctoral level to high school students.
To learn more about ERDAS IMAGINE and GeoMedia, and the other products within the Intergraph geospatial portfolio, please visit www.intergraph.com/geospatial/products.
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.