FME Worldwide User Conference Hosts Peter Batty as Keynote

Vancouver, BC, February 6, 2008 – Safe Software, the industry leaders in spatial ETL (extract, transform, and load) solutions, announced today that they are hosting Peter Batty, renowned GIS visionary, as the keynote speaker at their annual FME Worldwide User Conference on March 6 and 7 in Vancouver, BC.

“The geospatial world is ever changing, with emerging technologies that have a high impact on the daily lives of industry professionals,” says Don Murray, President of Safe Software. “Peter’s long record of innovation and success has proven that his insights are invaluable, and we’re honored to have him speak to our customers.”

Described as one of the most respected geospatial visionaries by industry experts, Batty will share his insights and address new technologies and emerging trends. He will talk about his perspective on the disruptive changes currently happening in the GIS industry including the impact of “Neogeography” systems from Microsoft, Google, and others, and the growing use of multimedia.

“I have worked with Safe Software since 1993 and they have really carved out a unique niche for themselves in the geospatial industry,” says Batty. “I am pleased to see their continued success and am excited about the opportunity to share some perspectives with attendees at their upcoming FME user conference.”

About Peter Batty

Peter Batty is a recognized leader in the rapidly growing field of geospatial and location technologies. Peter Batty has worked in the geospatial industry for 20 years and has served as CTO for two leading companies in the industry, Intergraph and Smallworld (now part of GE Energy), as well as a being a founder and CTO of a leading edge startup, Ten Sails (now Ubisense). He recently founded a startup focused on combining social networking with location, called Spatial Networking. Batty has also been involved with the Open GIS consortium and currently serves as a member of the Board of GITA. For more information, please visit Peter’s web site at and his blog at

About the FME Worldwide User Conference

The FME Worldwide User Conference annually provides an opportunity for FME users to build their FME expertise. Through hands-on workshops and technical sessions, attendees learn tips and techniques for using FME and receive insight into trends and developments in FME and the geospatial industry. For more information, please visit

About Safe Software & FME

Established in 1993, Safe Software is the maker of FME, the only true spatial ETL (extract, transform and load) platform that enables organizations to use and leverage spatial data in any format or application. FME is used by thousands of customers in over 116 countries in a wide variety of industries.

FME provides the most extensive format support and powerful transformations to help organizations efficiently address the complete spectrum of spatial ETL tasks – from data translation and transformation to federation and distribution. Used by most GIS, CAD, ETL, and DB vendors, FME has emerged as the de facto integrated spatial ETL solution. FME is available in desktop and server solutions, and is also easily integrated into third-party CAD and GIS solutions, as well as most IT environments. Visit for more information.

For More Information:
Lakhvir Brar
Marketing Communications Manager
Safe Software Inc.
(604) 501-9985 ex 274
Email Contact

FME is a registered trademark of Safe Software Inc. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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