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 Christopher Romine as an FME Certified Professional. Mr. Romine is now the third member of the SBS staff to be certified in FME products thus joining SBS Co-founder Andy Street and Zhongben Wang, who most recently became certified.

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 Christopher Romine

Mr. Romine has broad experience as a technical professional in the field of Geographic Information Systems, and extensive proficiency with Smallworld technology. He has contributed successfully through all phases of the enterprise software lifecycle, for a wide variety of clients.

He is currently a Senior Consultant at SBS helping customers analyze business needs to develop business processes and implements solutions that promote customer success. He has supported Vectren Energy through testing of a mobile outage management system, development of GIS customizations and enhancements, as well as data loading and manipulation activities. Mr. Romine also provided a solution to make GIS data available to field personnel through use of geospatial-enabled PDF tools, and assisted in enabling the synchronization of data between the GIS and Oracle using FME. With Southern California Edison he contributed to the eWorld project by developing tools to export low-level GIS data into Oracle in a specific format.

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 Gold 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 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

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.