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About FME    |   January 13, 2014   |   By Tiana Warner

The Hidden Treasures of FME 2014

Join the FME Lizard on a quest to discover the Secret of Interoperability. You may encounter hidden enhancements to the FME Desktop interface, along with other treasures, mermaids, and even pirates! Captain’s Log Day 52: We’ve been crossing the Sea of Data for a fortnight. Our provisions have diminished to a bag of expired nachos […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About FME    |   January 9, 2014   |   By Stewart Harper

A Simple Web Application Architecture Using GitHub, AWS S3, Deploy, and FME Cloud

Web architectures often have multiple tiers and can end up getting complicated especially if they are built to scale.  FME Server/Cloud allows you to take your FME workflows to the enterprise by creating web services out of them. We now have a managed and hosted FME Server offering through FME Cloud which takes some pain […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
FME
About FME    |   January 7, 2014   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2014 Special: Top 10 Transformer Updates

A new year is also associated with New Year’s Resolutions – intentions on how you are going to transform your life for the better in the coming year. So in that vein, here’s my top ten list of transformers updates for FME 2014 that you should definitely resolve to make use of. From GeometryFilter to FeatureMerger, via the new MapnikRasterizer, you’re gonna love ‘em all!

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   December 20, 2013   |   By Tiana Warner

The 12 Days of FME

If you follow us on social media, you probably noticed a theme over the last 12 days. Behold the 12 Days of FME in its entirety. On behalf of everyone at Safe, we would like to wish you the happiest of holidays. See you in the New Year! • This year marked the exciting beta […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About FME    |   December 17, 2013   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2014 Sneak Peek: Custom Transformer Updates

A Custom Transformer is the sandwich of the FME world. It’s like having transformers called ‘Bacon’, ‘Lettuce’, and ‘Tomato’; and then combining them together in a Custom Transformer called ‘BLT’.

And, like a BLT sandwich, if you haven’t tried an FME Custom Transformer, you should do; especially now we’ve made some awesome updates in FME 2014!

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   December 13, 2013   |   By Dale Lutz

It was 20 years ago today…

Dec 13, 1993.  The day Safe Software was officially incorporated, and the day that marks the start of our now 20 year long quest to smash the barriers that stop spatial (and nonspatial) applications from living in harmony. What a journey it has been! To celebrate, today, for the first time ever, we’re revealing the […]

Author:
Dale Lutz
FME
About FME    |   December 12, 2013   |   By Aaron Koning

FME Server 2014 = Safe Software + YOU

It’s the end of another year and another release cycle at Safe Software. We’ve spent a calendar year researching, planning, building, and polishing the best FME products ever. I work with some truly brilliant people at Safe, but we can’t take all of the credit for FME. Our customers deserve just as much. It’s due […]

Author:
Aaron Koning
DATA
About Data    |   December 9, 2013   |   By Don Murray

PostGIS on Amazon RDS: A Spatial Database in the Cloud

An announcement at the AWS:Invent 2013 conference that got me excited was the new support for PostgreSQL on Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Relational Database Service (RDS). I crossed my fingers as I read the announcement, hoping that PostGIS was part of this. “No Way!” I thought after reading that PostGIS was indeed! I knew I had […]

Author:
Don Murray
FME
About FME    |   December 3, 2013   |   By Stewart Harper

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 […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
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