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Intergraph was founded in 1969 as M&S Computing, Inc., by ex-IBM engineers who had been working on the Saturn rocket for the Apollo program. M&S Computing assisted NASA and the U.S. Army in developing systems that would apply digital computing to real-time missile guidance. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The Saturn family of rockets were developed to launch heavy payloads to Earth orbit and beyond. ... Description Role: Earth and Lunar Orbit Crew: 3; CDR, CM pilot, LM pilot Dimensions Height: 36. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


From this initial work, M&S Computing pioneered the development of interactive computer graphics systems, which allowed engineers to display and interact with drawings and associated alphanumeric information. The first system sold was a mapping system for Nashville/Davidson County local government. Computer graphics (CG) is the field of visual computing, where one utilizes computers both to generate visual images synthetically and to integrate or alter visual and spatial information sampled from the real world. ... Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ... Generally speaking, the term alphanumeric refers to anything that consists of only letters and numbers. ...


In 1980, M&S Computing changed its name to Intergraph Corporation, reflecting its involvement in interactive graphics. The first interactive CAD system, Intergraph Graphics Design System (IGDS) quickly became an industry benchmark, and the basis for the MicroStation file format, the PC-based CAD product owned by Bentley Systems, of which Intergraph was a part-owner. The corporation became publicly owned in 1981, trading on the NASDAQ market under the symbol INGR. Intergraph began producing its own computer hardware based initially on VAX-based hardware and ultimately using its own Clipper chip for a line of workstations that ran CLIX, their version of UNIX. This was the basis for a powerful and successful hardware business that eventually became a springboard for Intel and Windows NT-based workstations. Intergraph expanded its product line to other software areas such as electronics and printed circuit board design, electronic publishing, mapping & GIS, technical information management, dispatch management (E-911), architecture and building design, plant design, and image processing and photogrammetry systems. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Bentley Systems, Incorporated, provides software for the lifecycle of the worlds infrastructure. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NASDAQ (originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations ) is a U.S. electronic stock exchange. ... VAX is a 32-bit computing architecture that supports an orthogonal instruction set (machine language) and virtual addressing (i. ... The Clipper architecture is a 32-bit RISC-like instruction set architecture designed by Fairchild Semiconductor. ... A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for managing data that has a spatial specialized form of an information system. ... Photogrammetry is a measurement technology in which the three-dimensional coordinates of points on an object are determined by measurements made in two or more photographic images taken from different positions (see stereoscopy). ...


At present, Intergraph consists of 2 divisions:

Intergraph has been known to support open file formats, illustrated by Intergraph's membership in the Open Geospatial Consortium. The Open Geospatial Consortium, or OGC, is an international voluntary consensus standards organization. ...


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Intergraph was founded in 1969 as MandS Computing, Inc., by ex-IBM engineers who had been working on the Saturn rocket for the Apollo program.
Intergraph began producing its own computer hardware based initially on VAX-based hardware and ultimately using its own Clipper chip (acquired from Fairchild Semiconductor) for a line of workstations that ran CLIX, their version of UNIX.
On August 31, 2006, Intergraph announced it was going to be acquired by an investor group led by Hellman and Friedman LLC and Texas Pacific Group, making the company privately held.
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