Intergraph

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Intergraph Corporation
Type Subsidiary
Industry Software Geographic Information Systems Computer-Aided Dispatch Plant Design Plant Lifecycle Information Management [1]
Founded 1969
Headquarters Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Key people Ola Rollén, CEO
Ed Porter, EVP, Human Resources
Gerhard Sallinger, President, Process, Power & Marine
Steven Cost President, Security, Government & Infrastructure
Mladen Stojic President, Hexagon Geospatial
Revenue Increase$808.4 million USD (2008) Now reported as part of Hexagon
Employees 4008
Parent Hexagon
Website www.intergraph.com

Intergraph Corporation is an American software development and services company.

It provides enterprise engineering and geospatially powered software to businesses, governments, and organizations around the world. Intergraph operates through three divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M), Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I), and Hexagon Geospatial. The company’s headquarters is in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. In 2008, Intergraph was one of the hundred largest software companies in the world.[1] In 2010, Intergraph was acquired by Hexagon AB.

Intergraph software products include the plant design packages Smart3D and CADWorx, the SmartPlant lifecycle plant information management platform, geographic information system (GIS) applications G/Technology and GeoMedia, the I/CAD Computer Aided Dispatch system, the image processing application ERDAS IMAGINE, the photogrammetry application ImageStation and the InService outage managements system for electrical utilities.

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Intergraph was founded in 1969 as M&S Computing, Inc., by former IBM engineers who had been working with NASA and the U.S. Army in developing systems that would apply digital computing to real-time missile guidance. From this initial work they pioneered the development of computer graphics systems that allowed engineers to display and interact with drawings and associated alphanumeric information using the language of their applications, rather than programming terminology. This included the first commercial interactive graphical computer-aided design (CAD) product, IGDS (Interactive Graphics Design Software). The company secured its first commercial contract in 1973 to map the city of Nashville, digitally. In 1979 expanded its scope into plant design by launching a piping application.

The company was renamed Intergraph Corporation in 1980 and became publicly owned in 1981. In 1993 Intergraph began to develop Intel based technical workstations, introducing the first Windows-NT/Pentium-based systems (single and multi-processor) in 1994. In the same year, Intergraph became a founding member of the Open GIS Consortium, the organization dedicated to developing open standards for location based information exchange, which evolved into the Open Geospatial Consortium.

In 2000, Intergraph exited the hardware business and became purely a software company. On July 21, 2000, it sold its Intense3D graphics accelerator division to 3Dlabs, and its workstation and server division to Silicon Graphics.[2] In 2002 Intel paid Intergraph $450 million to settle two patent cases.

On November 29, 2006, Intergraph was acquired by an investor group led by Hellman & Friedman LLC, Texas Pacific Group and JMI Equity, making the company privately held. On October 28, 2010, Intergraph was acquired by Hexagon AB.[3] The transaction marks the return of Intergraph as part of a publicly traded company. As part of the Hexagon acquisition, Hexagon moved the management of ERDAS, Inc. from under Leica Geosystems to Intergraph, and Z/I Imaging sensors from under Intergraph to Leica Geosystems.[4] Most recently, on December 2, 2013, the geospatial technology portfolio (ERDAS and GeoMedia) was split out from the Security, Government and Infrastructure division to form the Hexagon Geospatial division.[5]

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