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About FME About Our Customers    |   April 8, 2015   |   By Tiana Warner

Recap: FME World Tour 2015 Kick-Off Day

The FME World Tour 2015 kicked off today in beautiful Vancouver, BC. About 100 people attended the event in person, and FME users across the globe tuned in to the morning’s online broadcast. Over the coming weeks, Safers will be on the road visiting 60+ cities and meeting thousands of FME users worldwide. Below is an overview […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
DATA
About Data    |   April 2, 2015   |   By Tiana Warner

How to Convert to KML and Style it without losing your mind

Let’s be real for a second. If you’re trying to load data into an earth browser, the KML Reference is terrifying. Never mind the bigger stuff like tours and regions—even structuring and styling the data looks complicated. Converting geographic data to this awesome, powerful format can actually be straightforward if you have a workflow in place. […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About FME    |   April 1, 2015   |   By Tiana Warner

[April Fools!] Press release: FME cancels support for 325 formats, rebrands to XME

Following the release of FME 2015, Safe Software announced it will be deprecating approximately 325 of its supported CAD, GIS, raster, point cloud, and other data formats. “We’re just not seeing demand for any format other than XML,” says Don Murray, President. “XML is the way of the future.” Moving forward, Safe intends to focus its […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About FME    |   March 31, 2015   |   By Stewart Harper

New Australia Region Available in FME Cloud

We are pleased to announce you can now launch FME Cloud instances in Sydney, Australia. This is in addition to the USA and EU regions we already support. Despite higher AWS costs in the AWS Pacific (Sydney) region, features and pricing remain identical in all regions as we are absorbing the difference. There are significant performance […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
DATA
About Data    |   March 12, 2015   |   By Tiana Warner

5 Excel Tasks You Didn’t Know You Could Do Automatically

Microsoft Excel, the industry standard for spreadsheet data, is an increasingly valued skill in the tech world. While many businesses use the application only for basic calculations, graphing, and analysis, others recognize the importance of leveraging BI and location intelligence. This isn’t one of those life hack lists that’s going to tell you things like […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About FME    |   March 3, 2015   |   By Stewart Harper

New Frankfurt Region Available in FME Cloud

We are pleased to announce you can now launch FME Cloud instances in Frankfurt, Germany. This is in addition to the Virginia, USA region we already support. Features and pricing are identical in both regions. Support for FME Cloud in Europe was a heavily requested feature. Let’s look at why you should care about the region in which […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
FME
About FME    |   February 18, 2015   |   By Mark Ireland

What’s Great in FME Server 2015

The FME Server 2015.0 release has a whole new look. We’re particularly excited about the improved user experience, which makes it easier than ever to configure, manage, and navigate FME Server. Below is a technical summary of all the new and updated functionality in FME Server 2015.  See a general overview of what’s new at safe.com/fme/new/, and […]

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   February 17, 2015   |   By Tiana Warner

Audio manipulation in real time using point clouds

At any given time during the year, we have around seven to ten co-op students on our team here at Safe. Part of the co-op requirement is that the students complete a report on something they worked on during their four or eight month term, or make a presentation as a Lunch & Learn. Recently, […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About Data About FME    |   February 10, 2015   |   By Stewart Harper

Event-driven systems made easy with AWS Lambda

In a world of expanding volumes of information, of growing demand for fast, frequent transactions, it’s crucial that systems process data as it becomes available. This is why the event-driven design pattern (an architectural pattern built around the production, detection, consumption of, and reaction to, events) has gained popularity over the past few years. As we have often seen with our customers, deploying […]

Author:
Stewart Harper