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FME
Author:
Jen Luther Thomas
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    July 18, 2018    |    By Jen Luther Thomas and Tiana Warner

What’s New in FME 2018.1

FME 2018.1 is now available! Here’s a quick look at what’s new in FME Desktop and FME Server. Download FME 2018.1 New Formats Apache Hive Reader – We’ve been working on supporting Hadoop, and now you can read data on HDFS via Hive (requires the Hive JDBC driver from Hortonworks). You’ll also see Hive support […]

DATA
Author:
Liz Sanderson
Author:
Sam Walker
About Data    |    July 3, 2018    |    By Liz Sanderson and Sam Walker

Statistical Analysis via FME Hub Transformers based on R-rrr!

Ahoy, there! Prepare yourself for endless pirate puns as we set sail towards the statistical RCaller project taken on by a group of Safers. Every year for Innovation Daze, Safe’s developers (and often other teams) stop their regular work for one week to build their own passion projects using FME. This year, a multidisciplinary crew of pirates assembled to create […]

FME
Author:
Sienna Emery
About FME    |    June 5, 2018    |    By Sienna Emery

Journal of a BCIT Student: My GIS Practicum at Safe Software

Each year, Safe Software offers practicum positions to BCIT students in the GIS program. I was lucky to be chosen for a position on the FME Server Experts Team. My goal was to create a new training course for the FME Server REST API. See also: 10 things you (probably) didn’t know the FME Server […]

FME
Author:
Sienna Emery
About FME    |    June 4, 2018    |    By Sienna Emery

New FME Training Course: Build a Web Application with the REST API

The FME Server Experts Team is pleased to announce a new training course! Here’s your chance to create a custom web application powered by FME. This course is meant for people with little programming experience but who have a love of FME and a desire to learn more. Register for FME Server REST API Training […]

FME
Author:
Gerhard Fischl
About FME    |    May 29, 2018    |    By Gerhard Fischl

Automating Bike to Work Week with FME

Twice a year, a group of Safe Software employees participates in the Bike to Work Week (BTWW) organized by HUB Cycling, a charitable non-profit organization established to improve cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver. BTWW is an initiative to motivate people to use bikes for their daily commutes to work, a whole week long. It’s always […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    May 15, 2018    |    By Mark Ireland

Feature Caching: A New Mode for FME Workspace Authoring

Squirrels often raid my bird feeders to collect food in the summer months and stash it away for quick access in the winter.

I don’t know if our developers were mimicking squirrels, but FME2018 has a very similar device for caching data. I’ve promoted this Feature Caching in webinars and on the world tour, but sometimes I forget not every user watches or attends these events.

So this blog post is about Feature Caching in FME 2018. I’ll cover what it is, how it works, what the uses of cached data are, and then provide some tips and tricks for the functionality.

FME
Author:
Gerhard Fischl
About FME    |    May 8, 2018    |    By Gerhard Fischl

FME Cloud Tips & Tricks: Delivering a high level of uptime

One of the greatest draws of running FME Server on an FME Cloud instance is that you don’t need to worry about hardware, installation, and licensing of FME Server. Once you launch an FME Cloud instance, FME Server is ready to use for you with as many engines as you need. An additional draw of […]

FME
Author:
Gerhard Fischl
About FME    |    April 25, 2018    |    By Gerhard Fischl

FME Cloud FAQ: Enabling unlimited FME Engines for your workflows

There are a few reasons you might choose FME Cloud over FME Server. If your workspace connects to data that resides in the cloud, like web APIs, data stored in a cloud drive, or satellite imagery, then deploying your FME Server instance in the cloud will make the workflow run a lot faster. For many […]

USER
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Our Customers    |    April 23, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

Building a Career with the FME Grant Program

Finding your dream job is tough. Becoming an FME expert is, well, a learning curve. By embarking on a road trip and sneaking into the FME World Tour, Kelly Dell gained a secret weapon that helped her secure a job and advance her career. Re-launching a Career in GIS In 2010, Kelly Dell quit her […]

USER
Author:
Mark Ireland
   |    April 5, 2018    |    By Mark Ireland

Queues and Data Processing Jobs: FME Server and the Art of Queuing

Although waiting in queues is equally fair, the actions at the end of the queue might not be. That’s why, for example, supermarkets have a special checkout for “ten items or fewer,” because one person with a monster-sized shopping list could block the queues for shoppers with just one or two items.

When you think about it, the same issue applies to the queue in FME Server. That’s why FME Server 2018 adds the ability to create multiple queues, and map them to multiple engines.