20 years ago, Dale Lutz, co-founder of Safe Software Inc brought the universal GIS tool FME to Switzerland. Dale trained me in using the brandnew FME API, so as the first FME developer outside Safe Software Inc. I could include reader and writer modules into FME. In fall 1997, I developed the FME Interlis module and made FME ready for the Swiss market.
Back then, there was no FME Workbench and all translations had to be configured by using FME Scripts. Not only the graphical user interface revolutionized the use of FME. The number of supported formats and «factories» exploded to over 400 data formats and nearly 500 transformer functions. The «Swiss Knife» of data integration has significantly shaped the GIS infrastructure of the country. FME has become indispensable for countless tasks with «Small» and «Big Data» in Switzerland.
For the 20th anniversary, Condesys Consulting offers FME licenses, trainings and services for exceptional prices until the 15th of December 2017. The FME service provider with the longest experience in Switzerland is happy to bring its FME know-how into action for your GIS and Big Data challenges.
Big Data in practice: Our customer, the Liechtenstein National Administration, presents the project "All in One" environmental data management in the Computerworld vor. Read the article by Hanspeter Eberle.
Protection of the forests also includes the control of the game stock. To this end, the Principality of Liechtenstein conducts several hunting ground hikes each week, during which all wild animal observations are recorded. The wildlife biologist determines the stocks and the shooting figures for the hunt.
For the game observation in the Principality of Liechtenstein, Condesys Consulting has created and successfully delivered an Android app. The gamekeeper can record his game observations far out in the Liechtenstein Alps without a network connection. In the evening, when his tablet is back on the net, he sends the data of his field trip - his "hike" for the purpose of sustainability - to the environmental data server of the Liechtenstein National Administration.