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DATA
Author:
Roger Aikema
About Data    |    May 20, 2016    |    By Roger Aikema

Make it Spatial: Enhancing Your Tableau Viz with Location

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.

DATA
Author:
Dmitri Bagh
About Data    |    May 19, 2016    |    By Dmitri Bagh

Think like a point cloud: Tips for effective data processing

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 […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    May 17, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

Celebrating Women in IT: A Chat with Safe’s Devs

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 […]

USER
Author:
Erin Lemky
About Our Customers    |    May 13, 2016    |    By Erin Lemky

Real-Time Earthquake Reports: Powered by FME Notification Services

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 […]

DATA
Author:
Stewart Harper
About Data    |    May 12, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

Migrating to New Systems with APIs

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 […]

USER
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME About Our Customers    |    May 11, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

How to Build a Data Downloader with Leaflet and FME Cloud

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 […]

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 […]