Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
A short introduction
Founded in 1969 as M&S Computing, Inc, INTERGRAPH set out to solve one of the most difficult problems of the time—how to put a man on the moon. INTERGRAPH forged ahead, assisting NASA and the US Army in developing systems that would apply digital computing to real-time missile guidance.
From this initial work INTERGRAPH pioneered the development of computer graphics systems, which allowed engineers to display and interact with drawings and associated alphanumeric information. As the reputation of the company and technology quickly grew, INTERGRAPH became recognized as the pioneer in the emerging field of interactive computer graphics.
In 1980, INTERGRAPH changed his name from M&S Computing to Intergraph Corporation—reflecting its dedication to interactive graphics. INTERGRAPH became publicly owned in 1981, trading on the NASDAQ market under the symbol INGR.
At present, INTERGRAPH consists of 4 divisions:
Good to know is that INTERGRAPH has always supported open file formats. This is illustrated by the fact that INTERGRAPH is strategic member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
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