Safe Software Adds SVG Writing Support to FME

Vancouver, B.C., November 6, 2002 - Safe Software Inc., the industry leader in the creation, support, and development of advanced spatial data translation and transformation technologies, announces it has added SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) export capability to its flagship data translation and transformation product FME (Feature Manipulation Engine).

This solution enables SVG 1.0 documents to be created directly from over 100 FME-supported formats and systems, including Oracle Spatial, ESRI Shape/Geodatabase/ArcSDE, Intergraph/Bentley DGN, MapInfo TAB/MIF/MID, and AutoCAD DWG/DXF.

"The new FME ability to take almost any GIS data and output it directly to SVG is very good news to web developers and map creators alike,” said Andreas Neumann, a Research Assistant at the Swiss Federal Institute of Cartography, and Organizer of the first SVG Developer’s conference. "With this new SVG support, FME will pave the way for wider use of SVG in mapping applications."

These new additions emphasize the continued commitment by Safe Software and its UK distributors Dotted Eyes, ESRI UK, Laser-Scan UK, Realworld 00 Systems, Apic UK and Intergraph UK to support all of the United Kingdom’s Ordnance Survey MasterMap data.

More about SVG
SVG is a language for describing two-dimensional vector graphics in the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Extensible Markup Language (XML). For more information, visit

More about FME
FME Suite is an ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) tool for spatial data. It consists of three main components: a translator, a transformation editor, and a viewer. FME Suite also includes developer tools and coordinate conversion support. A free evaluation of FME is available at

More about Safe Software
Safe Software Inc. provides spatial data transformation solutions and consulting services. The company's products and services allow organizations to translate, share and enhance their data between over 100 GIS, CAD and database formats. For more information, visit

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FME is a registered trademark of Safe Software Inc.

Media Contact:
Roger Aikema
Marketing Communications
Safe Software Inc.
(604) 501-9985 ext. 242

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