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Feature Manipulation Engine (FME)

What is the Feature Manipulation Engine?

The Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) is a platform that streamlines the translation of spatial data between geometric and digital formats. It is intended especially for use with geographic information system (GIS), computer-aided design (CAD) and raster graphics software. The platform was originally developed by Safe Software, Inc. of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

The FME is useful in applications involving interactive geographical, geological and topographical mapping, such as Google Earth and MapQuest. It facilitates the transformation of spatial data into a variety of formats, data models and repositories for transmission to end users. This process is called spatial extract, transform and load (spatial ETL). 

Key features of the FME include:

  • Spatial data migration among multiple sites.
  • Consolidation of data from diverse sources.
  • Distribution of data to multiple users.
  • Transformation of data between programs from diverse vendors.
  • Data transfer to and from Web sites.
  • Developer tools.
  • Coordinate conversion support.

Learn More About IT: > Safe Software provides an overview of the FME.

> Safe Software outlines the basics of spatial ETL.

This was last updated in September 2008

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