We recently announced our partnership with WeoGeo to bring FME technology to the cloud. We’re excited as this is the first venture to bring spatial ETL to the cloud’s infrastructure, and it promises to make spatial data even more accessible for end users.
Initially, WeoGeo will introduce FME Server’s spatial ETL capabilities to the www.WeoGeo.comdata download marketplace, allowing their customers to transform data into the format and data model they require – in essence, making the data immediately usable to the end consumer. Later, WeoGeo’s cloud computing expertise will help us make FME Server deployable on the cloud, giving the geospatial community a new and innovative way to take advantage of our data distribution solution.
We’ve already seen a great deal of interest in this partnership since our announcement. Paul Bissett, CEO of WeoGeo and I spoke with Adena Schutzberg of Directions Magazine for an article and podcast which elaborate on our partnership and provides some background on cloud computing.
It is great to be part of the excitement as the geospatial industry turns their interest to the cloud. I’m looking forward to the innovative things our customers will continue to do with FME Server, especially now that it’s moving to the cloud.