Safe Software Inc. announces it has added PostGIS and PostgreSQL import and export capability to its core data translation technology, making it immediately available for its flagship product FME (Feature Manipulation Engine). This solution enables the reading and writing of PostGIS spatial data and PostgreSQL attribute data to and from over 100 FME-supported formats and systems. FME support for PostGIS includes spatial data reading and writing according to the OpenGIS Simple Features Specification 1.1. It also includes coordinate system support using both OGC WKT and PROJ4 mechanisms. FME is the first commercial GIS product to provide explicit support for PostGIS databases, stated Paul Ramsey, Director and Senior GIS Analyst at Refractions. FME is the gold standard for data manipulation performance and configurability.
PostGIS was developed by Refractions Research Inc as a research project in open source spatial database technology. PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database.