FME 2012 released

By on 24 January, 2012
Safe Software has announced the new release of its flagship product, FME 2012. This release of FME Desktop and FME Server introduces new tools for overcoming data challenges so that data can be used and shared precisely where, when and how it's needed.
Now supporting over 275 formats, FME 2012's enhancements provide faster, and simpler ways to transform data to use and share, including:
New support for 16 new formats including: compressed point cloud LAZ format and Oracle Spatial Point Cloud; AIXM 5.1, INSPIRE, OpenGIS CityGML 1.1, and Top50NL XML formats; Microsoft DirectX, and PREGASIS OpenFlight 3D formats; Google Fusion Tables, and many more.
Point Cloud / LiDAR Data support, with the ability to transform billions of points in one workflow, and enhanced abilities to extract the precise subset of a point cloud dataset that is needed.
New and enhanced transformation capabilities make it even easier to read, write, and prepare XML data – both the geometries and the geospatial components – without requiring knowledge of scripting languages.
Enhancements in 3D data, including making 3D clipping z-aware, making it easier to work with 3D local coordinate systems, and enhanced surface modeling, all in response to customer requests.
FME Server's new event-driven architecture enables data that is available online or through data streams – for example, directly from sensors – to be automatically consumed, transformed, and delivered in real time. These new capabilities make FME Server an ideal spatial CEP (complex event processing) platform.
For example, as soon as data becomes available it can automatically be evaluated against rules, and relevant information can be immediately relayed to the people, systems and services that need it via email, SMS, Twitter, web applications, and more.
FME 2012 also provides a variety of enhancements to make transforming data even easier, including:
New FME Store, which makes 3rd party components such as Custom Transformers, Custom Formats, and workspaces available for download directly within the product. Organizations can visit for details.
Expanded coordinate system support, enabling organizations to work more effectively with regional coordinate systems and point cloud datasets.
Proven cloud support, with more cloud-ready FME infrastructure, new AMI (Amazon Machine Images) FME cloud deployment options, and support for more cloud formats than ever before.
Fore more information on FME 2012 visit:
A free webinar series covering "What's Great in FME 2012" as well as a variety of specific topics covering highlights from the new release. Registration information is available at:
A series of free, World Tour events is coming to Auckland and Australian cities this May. Registration information is available at:

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