Key new enhancements include expanded format support and batch deploy capabilities.

Safe Software Inc. announced the immediate availability of FME Suite 2003 X2. FME Suite 2003 X2 is a Spatial ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) tool that makes it easy for organizations to translate, transform, share and enhance their data between over 100 GIS, CAD, and database formats.

Key new enhancements in FME 2003 X2 include powerful additions to the Workbench graphical transformation editor for handling large data models and data volumes, expanded format support, and batch deploy capabilities. Format support has been expanded to include MicroStation Design File Version 8 reading, GeoMedia SQL Server Warehouse reading/writing, PostGIS/PostgreSQL reading/writing, ArcGIS Binary Grid reading, ESRI ASCII Grid reading/writing, and CDED DEM writing.

“In this release we have focused on improving the FME user experience,” said Dale Lutz, VP of Product Development. “We’ve listened carefully to our user base and have incorporated dozens of their enhancement requests, resulting in a powerful comprehensive tool that completely addresses their data transformation needs,” he added.

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