Cadcorp SIS V6 ships with FME Objects enabled plug-in datasource

Cadcorp, developers of the pioneering Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System GIS software, announces integrated support for Safe Software’s Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) Objects within Cadcorp SIS V6.0.

World leading, OpenGIS conformant, Cadcorp SIS, supports almost 100 popular data sources in their native form, with no need for translation, 'out of the box', at no extra cost. These include SHP, E00, DWG, DGN, MIF, TAB, SDTS, NTF, GML2, Oracle Spatial, OpenGIS Web Map and Features Services, and many others. In addition, Cadcorp VARs have added support for another 50 country-specific data sources. This wide range of data source support is extended even further through the incorporation of FME Objects. This combination gives Cadcorp SIS users unparalleled data support, wherever they may be in the world. Users in possession of a valid FME licence are able to access all of the FME data readers in Cadcorp SIS desktop, developer and Internet products. This greatly expands the data access capability of Cadcorp SIS and offers users even greater possibilities when integrating geospatial data.

"Cadcorp prides itself on providing native access to geospatial data sources." stated Martin Daly, Technical Director, Cadcorp. "Nevertheless, there are a number of data sources that users may additionally wish to integrate within Cadcorp SIS, and our support for FME Objects offers users an alternative yet complementary approach. Safe Software have made a business of translating a wide range of data sources, and by tying in this additional level of data access to Cadcorp SIS, users can be confident that Cadcorp SIS’s ever expanding list of supported data sources will continue to support their business activities."

"We are pleased to have another vendor embed a link to our FME Objects technology in their product," said Fil Vera, FME Objects Product Lead. "By enabling Cadcorp SIS to make use of FME if it is present, Cadcorp’s users have the ability to solve most any data access challenge they encounter."

Cadcorp SIS V6 is shipping now. Desktop products include the entry level Map Viewer, Map Manager, Map Editor and the flagship Map Modeller package.

More About Cadcorp SIS

Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System - is a suite of Windows-based and Web-enabled end user and developer digital mapping and geographic information system (GIS) software products. The desktop suite comprises: Map Viewer, which provides support for over 50 graphic and data formats, thematic and hard copy; Map Manager, which provides the mainstream user the ability to view, explore, query, symbolise and print digital map and associated tabular data; Map Editor, which in addition to the facilities provided by Map Manager, provides the GIS data custodian with tools to view, manage and edit map and tabular data; and Map Modeller, which adds 3D modelling, terrain analysis and several thematic and analytic mapping tools.

ActiveX based developer toolkits and Viewer, Manager and Modeller based runtime licences are popular products for the development and implementation of bespoke applications by third parties that take advantage of Cadcorp’s GIS know-how.

Cadcorp ASC (Active Server Component) extends the functionality of Cadcorp SIS for use over the Internet or a company-wide intranet. It is a dynamic, server-side Web-based GIS, not merely a map-publishing tool for pre-authored images. Cadcorp ASC provides a true, interactive Web-based solution for real time map creation and analysis.

Cadcorp SIS OS MasterMap Loader is supplied with Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller for the loading and management of Ordnance Survey MasterMap data in relational databases.

Cadcorp apSIS is programmable component software for the development of geospatial applications for the desktop and Pocket PC platforms.

Cadcorp mSIS is a data collection package that incorporates a desktop data capture management application and a Pocket PC based data collection tool.

More about Cadcorp

Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading developer of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software. With offices in the USA, UK and Australia, Cadcorp’s distribution and VAR network stretches worldwide. The company also plays a pivotal technical role in the OpenGIS Consortium. Cadcorp SIS is currently the only complete GIS product family to attain OpenGIS conformance certification.

Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commerce, broadcasting and many other markets.

More about FME Objects

FME Objects is a component library that enables software applications to directly read and write a wide variety of data formats. Full runtime licenses of FME Objects are included as part of each FME Suite license. For OEMs, FME Objects solutions can also be customized to provide the exact functionality and format support that is required. Over 100 data formats and 100 data processing functions are available.

More about Safe Software

Safe Software Inc. is the industry leader in Spatial ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) technologies. Safe Software provides both spatial data transformation solutions and professional services. For more information, visit

For further information, contact: Chris Holcroft, Tel: (44) 1438 747996, e-mail: Email Contact

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