Intergraph supports GML and Web-based standards with sponsorship of GML Days 2004 VANCOUVER, BC – April 13, 2004 — Galdos Systems Inc., creator of the Geography Markup Language (GML), the “XML for geospatial,” today announced Preetha Pulusani, President of Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions, will present a keynote address at the upcoming GML Days 2004, in Vancouver, BC, July 25 – 29. This is the third annual conference on the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) and Web Services for geographic information systems (GIS). Intergraph is also a sponsor of the event.
GML is rapidly emerging as the world standard for the XML encoding of geographic information and is the foundation for the Geo-Web. GML is used in a wide range of geographic applications including those for homeland security and critical infrastructure protection, integrated land and resource management, location-based services, telematics and intelligent transportation systems, and oceanography.
An international event, GML Days includes speakers from France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada. The GML Days conference brings together developers, GIS professionals and students interested in learning about new GML and Web Services technologies and advances in OGC specifications and seeing demonstrations of new services.
“The future of interoperability and standards-based development seems firmly placed within the Web,” said Pulusani. “This conference provides a forum for GML experts to share knowledge and development techniques with the industry. GML provides standardization and is critical to the success of Web Services and spatial data deployment to non-traditional GIS users.”
Ron Lake, President of Galdos Systems Inc., agrees, “Open standards, and particularly GML, are becoming more and more important as a means of sharing geographical information over the Internet, across borders and around the world. As a founding and Strategic member of OGC, Intergraph has always supported open standards and GML for Web Services, and we welcome the sharing of their knowledge and industry expertise with conference participants.”
For more information on GML Days 2004, visit www.gmldays.com .
Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions
Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions is a leading geospatial solutions provider for the following markets: local, state and federal government; transportation; utilities; communications; location-based services; photogrammetry; remote sensing; cartography; and military and intelligence. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com/ 
About Galdos Systems, Inc
Founded in 1998, Galdos Systems revolutionized GIS Technology and mobilized the world-wide Geo-Web by authoring the Geography Markup Language (GML). Galdos is a world leader in the development of cost effective systems for delivering GML and XML based products for the integrated land and resource management, critical infrastructure planning and protection, and telematics, LBS and ITS market sectors. For more information on Galdos please visit: http://www.galdosinc.com  Intergraph and GeoMedia are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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