Is it possible to extract data from Geomedia .mdf without Geomedia?
Preferably with use of QGIS or ArcGIS for Desktop?
Only Geomedia .mdb
and Geomedia SQL Server Warehouse can be converted
Using Safe Software's FME Desktop
Well, its not entirely an anwser. However my problem is solved. As I managed to export .shp from GeoMedia at the office. I had to install SQL SERVER EXPRESS, hook up .mdf to the server and connect from GeoMedia to SQL SERVER in order to read database. Still in question, if it is feasible to make use of .mdf database made in GeoMedia in other GIS soft, which supports SQL?
The statemnet GeoMedia .mdf is not really correct. The only propriatary format geomedia writes to is an Access Database, like the Personal Geodatabase from ArcGIS. The.mdf is an SQL Server / Express data file. GeoMedia makes use of the Spatial capabilities of SQL Server / Express to store data. The .ldf records the log files so you do not really need this unless you want to roll back transactions.
Long story short, install SQL Express (Free) attach the .mdf file and other applications can access the same data. Depending on the version of GeoMedia you have, you really do not need FME because GeoMedia can import and Export to sevral GIS data formats.