May 1, 2017 Lakewood, CO: As a Safe Software Gold VAR Partner SBS has been committed to deliver exceptional consulting services and training for FME products. SBS’ commitment has led to the most recent accreditation of Courtney Maxson as a FME Certified Professional and Certified Trainer. Ms. Maxson is the second member of the SBS staff to be certified as an FME Trainer and 5th Certified Professional for SBS.

About the Certification
Safe Software’s FME Certification Program requires that applicants have two or more years of experience with FME and have completed a minimum of three days of FME training (or equivalent) taught by an FME Certified Trainer or an individual at a recognized instructional facility. This accreditation is designed for consultants and integrators, recognizing proven ability to provide knowledgeable FME support and consulting services.
Additionally, applicants are required to submit references from two completed projects from the two most recent years along with up to three sample projects demonstrating an advance level of FME expertise.

About Courtney Maxson
Courtney Maxson is a Geospatial Consultant at Spatial Business Systems (SBS) in Lakewood, CO. She has a Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor degree in Geology and Studio Art from Millsaps College, where she discovered her love and passion for both the arts and the sciences and began her journey as a creative scientist. During her graduate career, Courtney was introduced to FME, and has since utilized FME Desktop, Server and Cloud in various professional and educational capacities.

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 325+ 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

SBS’ Partnership with Safe Software
SBS leverages FME in many of their spatial integration offerings, enabling our clients to exchange data between different applications without the limitations of proprietary formats and systems. SBS is a member of the Silver VAR Partner Program for Safe Software, and has developed a number of FME extensions that support a variety of different platforms. The FME offerings, working with SBS products support advanced capabilities such as two-way interoperability and network model extraction.

About Spatial Business Systems
Founded in 2002, SBS provides software and service solutions that help their clients leverage the power of location-based data from CAD, GIS and other information systems. The company has helped over 100 utility, telecommunications and government entities streamline their business processes and reduce costs through their innovative offerings. With offices in Denver, Colorado and Melbourne, Australia, SBS provides expert-level consulting skills and extensive experience in working with the unique aspects of geospatial information. Visit for more information.