More and more data users are discovering the power of spatial data. What makes it so special? Understanding spatial relationships in your line of work can help you unlock new insights that help you provide better customer service, and in many cases, give you a competitive edge.

With FME, the data integration platform with the best support for spatial data, you can convert or transform your spatial data to be compatible with the GIS of your choice. Increase your location intelligence and make decisions based on accurate, up-to-date data by integrating spatial information with enterprise data by integrating with FME.

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Why FME for GIS & Location Intelligence?

Integrate Spatial With Your Enterprise

Bring spatial insights to your business and enterprise data to help you answer the question of “where?” when making important company decisions like where to open a new storefront or where to focus customer relations efforts.

Validate and Organize Your Datasets

To generate the most accurate and impactful results, your data must first be in a ready-to-use state. Apply your data rules that validate and provide consistency among all your spatial data to ensure the highest quality datasets.

Hundreds of Formats and Applications

FME supports GIS formats ranging from satellite imagery to point clouds and spatial applications ranging from Cityworks to ArcGIS. What more do you need in your location intelligence tool kit?

Various Geospatial Transformation Tools

FME transformers provide you with the flexibility and choice to modify your spatial data exactly for your needs. Whether it’s reprojecting, extracting coordinates, or creating a DEM, FME has you covered.

Keep Data Up-to-Date

Create unique workflows that keep your spatial data up-to-date and ready for use at all times. With FME Server you can even create schedules or event-based triggers that will run your workflows automatically behind the scenes.

Free Support!

No matter where you are in your FME journey, we are here to help! Visit the FME Community to discuss your data journey with other FME users and our experts, or reach out to our support team for further assistance.

Supported Spatial Formats

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FME for Web Mapping

Like many things, GIS projects and platforms are now being used across the web and in the cloud. Displaying and distributing spatial data via web mapping applications can help to improve operational efficiencies by reducing back and forth interactions between colleagues and clients. With FME you can build the backbone for an effective, manageable web mapping service that distributes data instantly.

With support for web mapping applications like ArcGIS Online, Cesium, and Leaflet, both your 2D and 3D spatial data can be displayed with ease. Create web map portals that connect users to data sources you’ve provided, and even enable customizable downloads. With FME Server, your dynamic online map can allow users to set parameters and outline a specific area of interest to select the exact data they want to download.

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FME for Web Mapping

FME for Indoor Mapping

Navigating the indoors can be challenging especially in venues like airports, malls, and stadiums. With FME you can easily convert existing data stored in building formats like BIM or CAD into formats used by indoor mapping applications.

Making indoor mapping information accessible to venue visitors is easy with formats like IMDF for Apple Maps. Once your FME workflows have been finalized, use FME Server to deliver your data to the API corresponding mapping platform of your choice.

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FME For Spatial Databases

Having many datasets in various formats and applications is intrinsic to working with a GIS. With FME you can ensure that your data is up-to-date and in line with your specific quality standards by performing any number of GIS operations and by creating custom validation workflows.

When your data is ready to go, connect it to the spatial database or geodatabase of your choice. Whether you have incremental or bulk database updates, FME can handle them! Take things one step further and automatically update your database using event-based triggers in FME Server and have your datasets ready to go before you even get to the office.

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When collecting data in the field, using a GPS is vital to record the exact location of your observations. Whether your GPS coordinates are from Trimble, Garmin, or other systems supporting GPX formats, FME has you covered. Use your GPS data in FME by uploading a file or by connecting it with an API to retrieve data directly.

Transform and convert your survey GPS points as needed to present your data in a more cohesive way. Even use your GPS data alongside additional media like images or videos to visually analyze locations and monitor changes. Want to get fancy? Use GPS locations dynamically to let others know about the location of services like food trucks in real-time!

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  • "FME really helps me with my daily activities. I do not code, so they code for me when I use the transformers."

    Inês Leite, HERE Technologies
  • "Using FME to bring architectural grade models into the ArcGIS platform has worked so well on the Mount Vernon project and others in my professional life at Esri."

    Patrick Gahagan, Esri
  • "FME is our main software for business and spatial data translation and transformation. It greatly improved the efficiency of GIS service and online reporting service."

    Annie Ye, McDonald's China
  • "We deal with a whole bunch of different types of data, and that’s where FME becomes a real key. I don’t touch the engineer’s data; I read it from FME and then convert it."

    Tim Albert, WSP
  • "FME Desktop provides the reliability and consistency required to keep our published parcel fabric layers up to date."

    Jason Clemis, Forsyth County Government

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