Safe Software Steps Up Support for CityGML

30 Nov, 2008

New support enables users to convert personal data into CityGML format.

Safe Software announced that its software platform now offers read and write support for CityGML v1. This new support enables users to convert CityGML data into the formats their applications use and also allows them to convert their own data into the official CityGML exchange format for sharing with others.

CityGML is the Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC) accepted interchange format for the representation of virtual 3D city models. Professionals who wish to use this open standard for exchanging data can now use FME to convert and distribute their data to and from CityGML and more than 200 GIS, CAD, raster, database, 3D, and BIM formats also supported by FME.

"We're pleased to extend our support to CityGML v1 so quickly following the standard's official adoption," said Dale Lutz, vice-president of development at Safe Software. "The geospatial industry continues to make 3D and BIM information a growing priority, and we are committed to evolving our support to meet their interoperability needs moving forward."

The software was adopted by the OGC as an official encoding standard on August 20, 2008. The new specification is a universal information model for the 3D representation of 3D urban objects and provides a standard format through which users can share urban spatial data.