New support for Tableau was just recently added in FME 2016.1. Find out how organizations are using FME with Tableau’s amazing BI platform to blend together spatial and business data, enrich their datasets, and automate workflows for even more sophisticated data visualizations and analysis.
About six years ago, we added point clouds as a new member of the FME geometry family. Since that time, many of our customers have used FME point cloud tools for all kinds of operations on data consisting mostly of LiDAR scans. From the most popular scenario of surface generation, to urban scene visualization, vegetation […]
A discussion of careers in the tech industry, the appeal of programming, and what it’s like being a female software engineer. Settling in my office, steaming hazelnut latte in hand and a map of Westeros staring down at me, I draft an email to the female developers of Safe Software. May 16-20 is Women in IT […]
FME Cloud’s notification services can trigger workflows to run when new data becomes available, serving up custom reports automatically by email. CEA recently used FME Cloud for this, because their entire business surrounds earthquake insurance coverage, so getting real-time earthquake data delivered to their inboxes is highly important. Stephanie Halpin in GIS at California Earthquake […]
In the first two posts in this series, we looked at what APIs are and how to use them to move data in the cloud. In this third post co-authored with one of our data experts, De Wet van Niekerk, we’re going to dive into the details of migrating data via APIs through one of our own system […]
Today we welcome guest blogger James Rutter to share how Surrey Heath Borough Council built a custom data downloader service. Surrey Heath already used FME Desktop for their workflows and wanted to improve their infrastructure by leveraging the cloud. This is a great example of what our users are accomplishing with FME Cloud. Plus if you’re interested […]
Over the last few years, governments, businesses, research organizations, and others have embraced the open data movement to enormous benefits. To steal a phrase from FME World Tour presenter Chris Rado: it makes information available to city agencies, to the public, and to Batman. This post will explore what open data means, who produces and consumes it, best practices for integrating […]
It is now a case of ‘survival of the fittest’ for web services. APIs give you the ability to migrate data and build integrated systems so you can take advantage of services with new functionality or lower costs. This flexibility keeps cloud companies on their toes, and means you can use the best services for your […]
Perhaps two of the most important recent additions to the FME Workbench authoring interface were junctions and hidden connections (aka tunnels).
We’ve talked a lot about these during the world tour and in social media, but I’m going to cover them once more. That’s because not only might these functions be hard to find, there are some specific use cases that you might not have considered. Also, explanation is required because “hidden connections” and “tunnels” are not exactly the same thing…
APIs are revolutionizing the way we share and access data. By allowing web services to communicate with each other and existing business systems, APIs drill through data silos and open up huge possibilities for data integration. In this series, we’ll walk through what APIs are, why they should be at the center of your data […]