Top 8 FME Cloud Questions Answered
The main architects of FME Cloud, Stewart Harper & Don Murray, recently held an open mic to answer questions about FME Cloud. Many great ones came in, and we’d like to thank those of you who participated. For those of you who missed it, here’s a round-up of the top questions.
Performance Review of New FME Cloud SSD-backed Instances
New in FME Cloud, whenever you launch a new instance the data disk is a solid state drive (SSD) rather than a magnetic drive. This comes at no additional cost. We are leveraging the new AWS General Purpose SSD that Amazon released in June. The SSD disks brings significant performance gains to FME Cloud users: IOPS […]
6 Examples from FME Cloud Early Adopters [w/Videos]
FME Cloud has been in public beta for close to a year now. Having spent a lot of time building FME Cloud with our incredible developers, I get extremely excited to see the new and innovative ways it’s being used by our customers. Below are just a few of the things they are doing with […]
FME Cloud Latest Features
It’s been a while since we launched the beta of FME Cloud. Since then, we’ve been working to add new features and improve the platform. For those of you that don’t know, FME Cloud is a new way to deploy FME Server. Rather than installing and hosting FME Server yourself, we host and manage it for you, […]
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.