Moving Data over the Web: AJAX vs. WebSockets vs. Webhooks
My colleague once referred to FME Server as “web glue”, and he’s not wrong to call it that. In fact, I spend a fair bit of my time experimenting with methods for moving data over the web. In this post I’m going to focus on three of the most popular methods: AJAX, HTML5 WebSockets, and Webhooks. […]
Your Smallworld GIS Data Isn’t Doing Enough
Do more with GE Smallworld data. Learn how to integrate it with other formats and systems, convert it, automate workflows, validate, restructure, and more.
CAT to GIS: Tracking Cats via GPS on Google Earth
Where do cats go when they’re outside all day and night? What do they do? How do they entertain themselves? Is there a secret cat meeting place in every major city? When Safers found out about Cat Tracker, we couldn’t resist. This science project is dedicated to tracking your cat’s GPS locations to find out […]
Data Integration Helps BC Coroners Service Streamline Investigations
The BC Coroners Service uses FME to blend disparate source datasets – Access, Oracle, MySQL, and spreadsheets – creating a consolidated spatial view to make missing persons and unidentified remains investigations more effective.
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, […]
17 Ways to Be a Raster Master
The beautiful thing about rasters is that they’re useful for both visualizing and mathematical analysis. They’re simple, versatile, and the best way to represent data on a continuous, pixel-by-pixel basis. Here are a bunch of ways you can work with this data type—and I hope the list inspires you to think of even more possibilities. […]
AIS-based Ship Tracker Monitors >100,000 Vessels in Near Real Time
exactEarth’s global ship tracking data is collected via their satellite constellation and provided to their customers in near real time with the help of FME’s TCP/IP stream and AIS readers.
7 Reasons to Love XML and its ‘Baby Brother’ JSON
XML technology is something that we have worked tirelessly on for over 10 years, and we have grown to love it. Over that time our feelings towards it have changed from “Fear” (when we learned of yet another way that XML is being used to represent information) to “Adoration” (when we discover a new format that is based on XML). Here […]
Safer Winter Driving in Iowa with FME, ArcGIS Online and Plowcam
The Iowa Department of Transportation makes winter road maintenance more effective (and winter driving safer) with the help of automatic vehicle location, sensors, Plowcams, cloud services, ArcGIS Online, and of course, FME.
FME 2014 Use Case: Checking FME Transformer Versions
At the recent FME Worldwide User Conference I had many conversations with users, from which I made many learnings(!) about the ways in which FME might be improved.
A recurring conversation was how difficult it is to recognize which transformers have been updated in a newer version of FME. Let’s look at why this is an issue – or even if! – and what solutions there are.