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DATA
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    May 10, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

Guide to Open Data: Using it, Sharing it, and Creating a Portal

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 […]

DATA
Author:
Stewart Harper
About Data    |    May 4, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

How to Move Data in the Cloud with APIs

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 […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    May 3, 2016    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2016.1 New Features: Junctions and Tunnels

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…

DATA
Author:
Stewart Harper
About Data    |    April 27, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

APIs: What They Are & Why They Matter for Your Data

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 […]

DATA
Author:
Stephanie Warner
About Data    |    April 27, 2016    |    By Stephanie Warner

[Infographic] All About APIs

Read the four-part blog series: APIs: What They Are & Why They Matter for Your Data How to Move Data in the Cloud with APIs Migrating to New Systems with APIs Building a Scalable, Secure API (without writing code) Watch the webinar recording: How to Connect to Any API (Without Writing Any Code) How to Create […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    April 26, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

FME 2016.1 Launch: It’s Awesome.

FME 2016.1 is here! Download now. Each FME release, we compile a “What’s Great” doc with all the technical details of what’s new. When I had a look at the list this time around, I was amazed. What is great in FME 2016.1? Everything. In fact, I’ll steal a note from the LEGO movie and say […]

USER
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Our Customers    |    April 22, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

Recap: FME World Tour hits Madrid, Spain

We’ve been giving you plenty of social media updates and recaps of the North American FME World Tour 2016 stops, but are you wondering what the international leg of the FMEWT is like? Today’s guest blogger, Eric van Rees, gives us a run-down of the FME World Tour in Madrid, Spain. * Safe Software’s FME World Tour meets various goals at once: […]

USER
Author:
Robyn Jones
About Our Customers    |    April 21, 2016    |    By Robyn Jones

Data On the Fly: SFU’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team

Students from Simon Fraser University are battling it out to build the best UAV for real-world competition scenarios. Safe Software is excited to sponsor these up-and-coming software developers, designers, and engineers. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology is revolutionizing the way we capture imagery and data. Because UAVs do not require pilots, they can be flown in […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    April 20, 2016    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2016.1 New Feature: Workspaces Built to Order

With the FME World Tour well under way, and FME coin photos starting to appear all over the map, it’s time to cover a few of the new features available in FME2016.1.

This article is going to cover something I never thought would be possible: the ordering of operations in a workspace.