Safe Software Announces Full Support for the Newly Official GeoJSON 1.0

                         FME's Leading Conversion and Integration Capabilities Support Faster Data Sharing

Vancouver, BC - July 14, 2008 - Safe Software announced today that its FME platform, the recognized standard in spatial ETL, provides full support for GeoJSON 1.0, recently named an official geospatial data interchange format. Users looking to quickly and efficiently exchange spatial information can now convert GeoJSON data into the format and data model they need, as well as integrate it with their existing datasets.

GeoJSON brings the geospatial world to web services-based data sharing by specifying spatial data in a way that JavaScript web browsers can use instantly. Harnessing this speed, FME enables users to access GeoJSON data and then manipulate it to suit their needs. This can include clipping the data they require from a GeoJSON dataset, translating it into a useable format required by their chosen application, and adjusting the data model to meet the existing schema. With FME, users can also integrate GeoJSON data with their datasets, regardless of the format or structure, to create mashups or a more complete spatial dataset.

In addition to enabling users to consume GeoJSON data, FME allows users to share their own spatial data in the GeoJSON 1.0 specification without impacting the format and model of the source dataset. Using FME Server, the scalable and efficient data distribution solution built on the spatial ETL technology of the FME platform, users can simply convert their data into GeoJSON and stream it over their own web services.

"The GIS industry is clearly seeking specifications which meet the demanding speed requirements of our web-enabled world," says Dale Lutz, Vice President of Development at Safe Software. "Thanks to the pragmatic efforts of a small community of volunteers, GeoJSON is now available for the rapid exchange of spatial data. We're pleased to offer GeoJSON users full support in their quest to integrate and share data quickly by providing them with a way to get their data in and out of this new exchange format."

FME has provided support for GeoJSON since its early draft stages last year. This is another example of Safe Software's commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the GIS industry, including the increasing demand for sharing spatial data over the web.

About Safe and FME
Safe Software powers the flow of spatial data with its software platform, FME. The recognized standard in spatial ETL (extract, transform and load), FME is the only complete solution for data conversion. It delivers the most extensive format support for data translation and integration, and provides unlimited flexibility in data model transformation and data distribution.

FME is used by thousands of customers worldwide in a variety of industries including government, utilities, and petroleum. Its powerful data access technology also makes FME the choice of leading GIS, CAD, and database vendors for integration into their own solutions. Designed for true data interoperability, FME unleashes spatial data so people can use it where, when, and how they want to. For more information, visit


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