Automatically Sync Data with Google Maps Engine
Sean Wohltman of Google has published a series of video tutorials on how to automatically synchronize any data with Google Maps Engine. He uses a simple FME Workspace to check for updates on the data, and automates the workflow with an FME Server instance running on Google Compute Engine. At the time of writing, there are three videos, […]
Real-time Editing of a Spatial Database
Two years ago I wrote a blog post on bringing real-time data to the web. In the post I used three technologies—Node.js (with some server-side code), pusher.com, and FME Server—to enable users to make edits to polygons on one map, which updated a spatial database and pushed the changes out to all other users in real […]
Automate phone calls and SMS with Twilio and FME Server
Building automated phone systems is easier than ever with services such as Twilio. Twilio has built a communications platform transforming actions such as sending and receiving calls/SMS messages, which traditionally needed investment in significant hardware, into simple API calls. One use-case for Twilio is making automated calls to groups of people based on a set […]
Import Your Data to Google Maps Engine – Atlas Unbound!
Google Maps Gallery is an online atlas meant to unlock geospatial information from organizations across the globe. Alongside the ArcGIS Open Data initiative, it’s an exciting time for atlases. The City of Edmonton is a Google Maps Gallery early adopter, and my favorite map of theirs has to be this map of tree species. 311,000 […]
FME Cloud is not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160, AKA Heartbleed
The engineering team at FME Cloud has been working to assess the impact for our customers in the wake of April 7th’s disclosure of CVE-2014-0160, known as Heartbleed. We joined nearly every service provider on the Internet responding to this critical vulnerability in OpenSSL’s handling of heartbeat packets and conducted a comprehensive security review in […]
FME 2014 Special: Core Updates – Nulls, Reprojection, and Snapping
One of the reasons it’s so great to work at Safe is that we’re always looking to the next big thing and working hard to stay ahead of technology trends. FME Cloud is a great example.
The same forward thinking applies to what we do with the core engine of FME. If you think FME technology is cutting edge, the core team are already off over the horizon talking about Minkowski Sums and Determinant Multiplicativity.
For 2014 the FME core got major updates in three different areas: nulls, snapping, and reprojection.
FME Cloud Price Reduction
We are excited to announce, effective April 1st, we are reducing FME Cloud prices by up to 38%. Not only are we reducing the price, but we are also upgrading several of the instances to run on much more powerful hardware with SSD disks and more CPU cores. Price Drops As we have previously stated, […]
FME 2014 SP1 Release: What We’ve Been Up To
Ten weeks have passed since we released FME 2014. A lot can happen in ten weeks. A whole day passed on Mercury. Somewhere, a dog had puppies. And enough happened with FME to warrant the release of a new service pack. This post covers new and updated functionality in FME Desktop 2014 SP1 and FME […]
Using the Twitter Stream API to Visualize Tweets on Google Maps
This post will walk through how to stream geotagged tweets onto a Google Map using Node.js. The end result is a real-time heat map depicting where in the world people are tweeting from. Step 1 : Coding the Application The application can be downloaded in full from Github. It has two main parts: the server-side […]
Bringing the Power of the Cloud to FME Desktop
Calling all FME Desktop users… Do you often run FME workspaces in FME Desktop and run out of compute power? Would you like to free up your desktop when you run large, long jobs? Do you wish you could be notified when your job completes? Do you have a need for FME Server but can’t […]