Guido Stein recently earned certification as a Safe Software FME Professional based on his demonstration of advanced expertise and experience with FME.
“Managing interoperability, conversion and transformation processes for multi-sourced, complicated and large geospatial datasets is a constant challenge for many government agencies,” said Rich Grady. “We’ve been using Safe Software’s FME to meet this challenge. Guido’s dedication to applying FME to help our clients automate interoperability workflows and data transformations has been exemplary.”
Safe Software’s FME is a powerful data interoperability and transformation engine with a large set of data readers and writers that AppGeo uses to address CAD-GIS interoperability, data aggregation, data transformation and standardization, and data quality assurance and control for its clients. By authoring workflows, AppGeo also help clients automate challenging data transformation tasks.
“I am very excited about getting this certification,” said Stein. “I have been using the Safe Software FME platform for many years and continue to look forward to solving problems with it. Having this certification will allow me to continue to spread the good word about the software and people at Safe Software.”
AppGeo is working with Spatial Focus and the University of the Virgin Islands, Eastern Caribbean Center (UVI-ECC) to assist the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in evaluating the territory’s existing street addressing environment and to develop a plan for standardizing and deploying a territory-wide addressing system.
Current addressing in the territory is incomplete and a standard house numbering system is absent. In addition, a large proportion of the territory’s roads are unnamed which leads to challenges with GPS-based navigations systems and the territory’s 911 system. To kick-off the effort, AppGeo, Spatial Focus and UVI conducted a territory-wide workshop for public and private sector agencies that utilize address information. The workshop was convened by the Lt. Governor.
This project represents the initial implementation of one of the data development goals from the 2010 US Virgin Islands Geospatial Strategic Plan, which was developed by AppGeo in 2010.
“It is rewarding to see the GIS strategic planning process leading to important programmatic initiatives such as this one,” said Michael Terner, Executive Vice President, AppGeo, who led the strategic planning effort and presented at the recent addressing workshop. “The territory has recognized that it is time to modernize the addressing system to realize a variety of benefits for the territorial government, businesses and visitors.”
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