UNIGIS Equips Universities, Students with Intergraph Geospatial Software

Students in fourteen countries to benefit through the UNIGIS international network.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 04, 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."

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