FME (software)

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Developer(s) Safe Software Inc.
Initial release 1996; 20 years ago (1996)
Operating system Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux
License Proprietary commercial software

FME (formerly known as the Feature Manipulation Engine) is an integrated collection of Spatial ETL tools for data transformation and data translation produced by Safe Software Inc. of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.


FME Desktop[edit]

FME Desktop is Safe Software's flagship product, created to help users convert data between formats as well as process data geometry and attributes. The suite of tools includes:

  • FME Workbench, the main graphical user interface for designing data transformation workflows
  • FME Data Inspector
  • FME Quick Translator

FME Server[edit]

FME Server is an enterprise solution for FME workspaces.

FME Cloud[edit]

Released in 2013, FME Cloud is a cloud-based technology that offers a hosted FME Server on a pay-as-you-go basis. As of 2014, FME Cloud is the world's only location-aware iPaaS.

Common features[edit]


As of 2014, FME is available on Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.

File Formats[edit]

As of 2014, FME supports over 325 formats,[1] including GIS, CAD, BIM, raster, point cloud, database, XML, 3D, non-spatial, and cloud.