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New to FME or looking to develop your skills?

Registrations for our Introduction to FME Desktop training course are now open.

Unlock the power of FME to manage your data and join Locus Limited at the Grand Mercure, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland on 9th & 10th of October 2017.

Conducted by one of our Safe Software FME Certified Trainers, this two-day course will take place in a classroom environment and include hands-on, problem-solving exercises.

Introduction to FME Desktop is perfect for you if you are:

  • A new user of FME and are looking for some formal instruction
  • You’re a modest user without formal training and would benefit from a greater understanding of the fundamentals
  • You’re less technical more strategic and want to improve business processes in your organisation
  • You would like to leverage the latest version of FME to improve your knowledge and capability

Training will include:

– Data translation basics
– Data transformation
– Best Practice
– Readers and Writers
– Practical Transformer Use

Cost: $1,750 + GST per person ($1,500 + GST per person for two or more people attending from the same organisation)

To register for the Introduction to FME Desktop training course or for more information, telephone us on 0800 LOCUS NZ or  email

More about Locus: Locus Limited is a Safe Software Gold Value Added Reseller. Since 2004, our team of FME Certified Professionals have been enabling businesses globally to unlock the power of FME to manage their enterprise level data.

What is FME?  The Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) is a platform that streamlines the translation of spatial data between geometric and digital formats.   FME enables you to move data between 350+ formats and applications while preserving data quality throughout the conversion process.  With hundreds of tools (transformers) at your disposal you have complete control over the structure and composition of your data.  Manual data processing tasks are a thing of the past with automated workflows scheduled to run at any time interval.

Gary Nicholson of Locus Limited achieves FME® Server Professional certification from Safe Software

Locus Limited, Partner of Safe Software and gold value added reseller is delighted to confirm that Gary Nicholson of Locus has achieved Safe Software’s Certified FME Server Professional designation, the first person to do so in New Zealand.

The FME Server Professional accreditation formally recognises individual expertise and proven ability in the delivery of knowledgeable FME support, training and consulting services.  Locus Limited is proud to acknowledge Gary’s FME Server Professional designation, an additional capability to his FME Professional accreditation.

Commenting on Gary’s achievement, John Arnerich, CEO, Locus Limited added “We’re thrilled with Gary’s accreditation, it extends his existing experience and enhances Locus’s FME-based offerings.   Committed to delivering a best in class experience to all our customers this accreditation demonstrates that Gary and Locus conform to Safe Software’s high standards for its resellers”.

John was also quick to add that “Gary’s advanced level of FME Server expertise is unparalleled in New Zealand. For our customers and organisations considering FME, that level of knowledge translates into superior technical support, and training”.

Gary’s multiple accreditations sit alongside Locus’s colleague Kim Ollivier’s FME Certified Professional and FME Certified Trainer certifications.

Locus Limited is a Safe Software Gold Value Added Reseller. Since 2004, our team of FME Certified Professionals have been enabling businesses globally to unlock the power of FME to manage their enterprise level data. Our solutions, support and bespoke training ensures that our customers maximise the benefits from their FME investment today, and on an ongoing basis.   For more information about FME and how Locus can help you, visit or contact us on hello@locus.conz


About Safe Software and FME
Safe Software is the maker of FME and the pioneering global leader in spatial data transformation technology. FME empowers users to confidently transform spatial data so it can be used and shared – where, when and how it’s needed. Available in seven languages, FME’s unmatched transformation capabilities and support for 350+ spatial and non-spatial formats enables you to quickly overcome data challenges so you can focus on your objectives. Discover why leading vendors and thousands of organizations worldwide rely on FME to quickly overcome barriers to using and sharing data. Visit

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