iPaaS: Integration Platform as a Service
The argument surrounding whether the cloud provides benefits is over. When even governmental organizations start shifting toward a new technology (e.g. AWS GovCloud), you know a lot of time and money has gone into cost/benefit and risk analysis. So if you’re not in the cloud, how do you take your organization there? And if you […]
FME 2014 Sneak Peek: Top 10 Workbench Optimizations
It’s the time of the year when the snow starts to fall for the winter, and thoughts turn to skiing, hot chocolate, and the upcoming release of a new version of FME. And FME 2014 does not disappoint. The whole look and feel is now distinctly chic and elegant, as if we should really launch it with a snowy photoshoot on the cultured streets of Paris.
Well, I suppose that for now you’ll just have to make do with a list of my ten favourite Workbench updates.
How Converting CAD to GIS Starts in Preschool
Combining CAD and GIS data types isn’t a straightforward task. It’s like the first time we try to make a rainbow by mixing all our paint together. Frayed paintbrush in one hand, dazzling array of colours in the other, we have the best of intentions. But instead of a rainbow, we get a mess of ugly […]
Wanted: Storytellers for 2014 FME User Events!
We’ve got a fantastic events schedule coming up in 2014. It’s Safe’s 20th birthday – so in addition to our annual World Tour, we’ll be hosting the world in Vancouver for the first FME International User Conference in five years. In the timeless words of Barney Stinson, “It’s gonna be legen… wait for it… DARY!” […]
FME 2014 Sneak Peek: More Ado About Nothing
A big highlight for FME 2014 will be… nothing! Or, to be precise, the updates we’ve made to handling null attribute values.
In this article I’ll cover the background to nulls and other forms of nothing, and highlight what functionality we’ve added and how it all works. I’ll touch on reading and writing nulls, transforming nulls, data inspection, the works of Thomas Hardy, and how to create a vortex in space-time.
Now Open: FME Cloud Beta
The wait is over. The FME Cloud Beta is now available to everyone! If you’ve heard all about it, you can hurry on over to fmecloud.com to sign up now. For the rest of you, let me explain a little about what FME Cloud is. Integrate Just About Anything FME Cloud is the world’s first […]
FME Smooths the Way to Value-Added Data at Europa Technologies
Europa Technologies builds global datasets – and regular applications of FME keep the data flowing smoothly.
It’s Time – FME International User Conference 2014 is a Go!
“It’s been 5 years? Inconceivable!” Don and I couldn’t believe it when the team told us that was how long it was since we planned an FME International User Conference. But a quick Google search dusted off James Fee’s post-FME-UC blog dated June of 2009, and Peter Batty’s writeup of the previous conference the year before. What a flood of […]
The Real World and Minecraft Meet in Blockholm, Sweden
The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design and Sweco Position AB have launched Blockholm – a building-less, spatially accurate replica of Stockholm, Sweden in Minecraft. It’s waiting for your (and probably your kids’!) architectural inspiration to build a brand-new city – and possibly see your work, in the real world, in a future museum exhibition.
FME Server Notifications Simplify Things at the Municipality of Ede
At the Municipality of Ede in the Netherlands, FME Server email notifications help keep address and permitting information current – automatically.