Hexagon acquires Intergraph

Apparently Hexagon has been happy with their geospatial acquisitions over the last few years since the have announced their acquisition of Intergraph. You may recall that it hasn’t been too long since Intergraph went private (2006). Since then there has been a quiet but consistent movement in the company’s divisions and, of course, Intergraph has a strong set of patents.

On the other side Hexagon has been acquiring geospatial hardware and software companies for a few years including Leica Geosystems, ERDAS, GeoMax…basically anything you need to survey, map, or capture rasters. I am hopeful for what this acquisition means for Intergraph. About a decade ago I was a fan of GeoMedia Professional and many of their other GIS and CAD software offerings, but they didn’t really keep up with their competitors in terms of software evolution. With any luck, under the new structure the companies can invigorate the Intergraph brand.