Integrate Geographic Data Files (GDF) Using FME

Use FME to efficiently move data between the GDF interchange format and over 345 others.

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Solve Geographic Data Files (GDF) Interoperability Problems with FME

Convert any data into the GDF interchange format and also out of it for use however you need. FME supports Geographic Data Files in addition to over 345 other formats allowing you to move data seamlessly wherever you need it to be. Move data between GDF and:

  • ArcGIS SHP
  • AutoCAD DWG
  • GML
  • KML
  • OpenStreetMap
  • spatial databases like PostGIS and Geodatabase
  • and many more

FME is more than a straight data translation tool. Its library of transformation tools allow you to restructure data to fit the exact model requirements of the target system for more accurate and complete migration from source to destination. Plus automated workflows that can be saved for future conversion requirements help you to work more efficiently.

About Geographic Data Files (GDF)

Geographic data files, or GDF, is an international standard interchange format for digital geographic data.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert Geographic Data Files (GDF).

Esri ArcGIS Shapefile (SHP)
Autodesk AutoCAD (DWG)
OpenStreetMap (OSM)
FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial.


The table below outlines how Geographic Data Files (GDF) is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Reader Professional Edition & Up
Writer Professional Edition & Up

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