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About FME    |   October 14, 2014   |   By Mark Ireland

The Cloner-Loop Technique: FME and a Soccer Fan’s Travels

This article is part technical, part evangelizing, and part just plain fun (well it was for me).

In it we’ll cover FME as a development tool, discover an alternative method to looping, use lists to process some very ugly CSV data, calculate which soccer team’s supporters have the longest journey to follow their team, and then “borrow” a recent user technique for visualizing that information!

Mark Ireland
About FME    |   October 10, 2014   |   By Erin Lemky

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.

Erin Lemky
About FME    |   October 9, 2014   |   By Claude Vessaz

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 […]

Claude Vessaz
About FME    |   October 8, 2014   |   By Roger Aikema

FME 2014 SP4 Release (Plus Update on FME 2015)

Today’s release of FME 2014 SP4 marks the last service pack of FME 2014. Now our sights are set on FME 2015, coming on January 15th (more on that at the end of this post). What’s Included in FME 2014 SP4? Like all FME service packs, SP4 includes bug fixes and performance improvements. And while […]

Roger Aikema
About Data    |   October 6, 2014   |   By Dale Lutz

Who Will Be the Safe Software of Sensor Data?

Directions Magazine’s recent podcast Apple, Sensors and Geodata Overload was a good listen on a timely topic, coming as it did on the heels of the Apple Watch announcement. My ears perked up at the nice shout out that Safe received towards the end, when the question was asked “Who will be the Safe Software […]

Dale Lutz
About FME    |   September 29, 2014   |   By Don Murray

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 […]

Don Murray
About Our Customers    |   September 19, 2014   |   By Kris Majury

Ahoy! Here There Be Mapnik Beauties

Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day! A holiday unofficial, to be sure, but some fun to gladden the hearts of salty dogs and landlubbers alike. And here’s another thing that’s fun (and also useful): FME + Mapnik! The MapnikRasterizer gives you fine rule-based styling control to create masterpieces with your vector data, and render […]

Kris Majury