FME and the Making of a National 3D Standard
3D spatial data certainly isn’t new, but its progress towards being incorporated into our daily work bears a distinct resemblance to the tortoise of Aesop’s Fables “The Tortoise and the Hare” fame – slow and steady. In 2010, a group in the Netherlands decided it was time to see if they could hurry things up […]
Let the Games Begin: Part Two – Denmark’s Minecraft Release
Seems like only yesterday I blogged about tween’s being poised to be the next geospatial superusers. Next thing we know, the Danish Geodata Agency has released free 1:1 coverage of the entire country in Minecraft, and the news made the featured article position on BBC’s technology news. Heck even Canada’s CBC picked it up! On […]
5 Ways to Do More with Mapnik
Mapnik is a free, open source toolkit that takes vector and raster spatial data and renders it into a beautiful image. As of FME 2014, FME and Mapnik have been brought together to create the MapnikRasterizer. Adding a Mapnik transformer to FME is like adding a top hat to Abraham Lincoln: it brings a whole new […]
FME Grant Program Profile: The SMART Partnership Helps Defend Endangered Species
Do you know about Safe’s FME Grant Program? Every year, we provide well over 4,000 free FME licenses to educational institutions of all levels, researchers, and non-profit organizations of every stripe. The elephantine task of herding all of those cats falls to Moira Seabloom, FME Software Grant Program Coordinator here at Safe. And speaking of […]
FME International User Conference 2014: A Top Ten List
David Letterman is retiring.
FME has a ListBuilder transformer.
You can probably see where this is headed.
Import Your Data to Google Maps Engine – Atlas Unbound!
Google Maps Gallery is an online atlas meant to unlock geospatial information from organizations across the globe. Alongside the ArcGIS Open Data initiative, it’s an exciting time for atlases. The City of Edmonton is a Google Maps Gallery early adopter, and my favorite map of theirs has to be this map of tree species. 311,000 […]
FME Cloud is not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160, AKA Heartbleed
The engineering team at FME Cloud has been working to assess the impact for our customers in the wake of April 7th’s disclosure of CVE-2014-0160, known as Heartbleed. We joined nearly every service provider on the Internet responding to this critical vulnerability in OpenSSL’s handling of heartbeat packets and conducted a comprehensive security review in […]
9 Reasons You Should Have a Data Integration Plan
Data integration means combining information from various sources into something useful. It’s about efficiently managing data and making it available to those who need it. Both a technical and a business process, IBM defines it as “discovery, cleansing, monitoring, transforming and delivery of data from a variety of sources.” Below are 9 reasons why integrating […]
FME 2014 Special: Core Updates – Nulls, Reprojection, and Snapping
One of the reasons it’s so great to work at Safe is that we’re always looking to the next big thing and working hard to stay ahead of technology trends. FME Cloud is a great example.
The same forward thinking applies to what we do with the core engine of FME. If you think FME technology is cutting edge, the core team are already off over the horizon talking about Minkowski Sums and Determinant Multiplicativity.
For 2014 the FME core got major updates in three different areas: nulls, snapping, and reprojection.
FME Cloud Price Reduction
We are excited to announce, effective April 1st, we are reducing FME Cloud prices by up to 38%. Not only are we reducing the price, but we are also upgrading several of the instances to run on much more powerful hardware with SSD disks and more CPU cores. Price Drops As we have previously stated, […]