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DATA
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    December 3, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

8+ Ways to Visualize Geospatial Data in a Web Browser

By creating a web map or 3D scene using a web visualization library, you can share your geospatial data with anyone using a URL. Here are a few available tools and a step-by-step guide to creating a visualization. See live demos in Wednesday’s webinar. The data visualization libraries we’re about to explore have the power […]

FME
Author:
Jen Luther Thomas
About FME    |    November 30, 2018    |    By Jen Luther Thomas

FME Holiday Hackathon 2018

After the success of last year’s “FME Challenge: 12 Days of FME Hackathon”, I am pleased to announce that we’re doing it again this year! If you missed it last year, the idea is that we give you 12 days (starting right now!) to work on and submit a project to the FME Knowledge Centre. All you […]

FME
Author:
Jen Luther Thomas
About FME    |    November 27, 2018    |    By Jen Luther Thomas

Going…going…gone! Automating an Auction with FME Server

If you’re a long-term fan of FME or follow Safe Software on social media, there are probably three things you already know: We really like eating our own dog food. We like donating to charity/giving back to the local community. We’re moving to a brand new office in December 2018. As anyone who’s moved house […]

FME
Author:
Amanda Chew
About FME    |    November 21, 2018    |    By Amanda Chew

What We Have is What We Give – Safe and the Children’s Health Centre

Philanthropy is a core part of our culture here at Safe Software. Since opening up shop 25 years ago, Don and Dale have strived to do right by their community. Whether it is supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Light the Night Walk or matching donations for various initiatives near and dear to Safers’ […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    November 14, 2018    |    By Mark Ireland

The Fitness Measurement Engine: FME, Fitness Trackers, and other Internet Devices

Of all the IoT (Internet of Things) devices available, a good many of them are designed for measuring fitness and tracking activity. Even if you don’t wear an activity tracker, look around your colleagues and you’ll very likely see someone wearing such a device.
Combine that with FME’s capabilities – to read IoT data, process it, and push it to an output format or notification – and what do we have? This article on FME and fitness trackers.

FME
Author:
Craig Vernon
About FME    |    November 1, 2018    |    By Craig Vernon

Announcing a New FME Enterprise Subscription Pricing Model

It is a very exciting time for Safe Software and the entire FME Community.  We are having crazy fun building the FME 2019 functionality that will increase the reach of FME across all markets. We look forward to sharing that with all of you in 2019 as part of our annual in-person get together, the […]

DATA
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    October 29, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

Indoor Mapping your Venue with the new IMDF Standard

After spending all of history mapping the outside world, focus is turning indoors. It’s about time. According to an NPA study, we typically spend 90% of our life inside—and given the size of some airports and malls, I’m sure we’ve all ended up in Narnia while walking circles at some point. But indoor mapping is about […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    October 25, 2018    |    By Mark Ireland

A Beginner’s Guide to… Bulk Database Updates with FME

Posting a file of updates to a database is a common requirement. FME can be used to do this very easily, and this article shows how, with several practical examples. Unlike many of my blog posts – which often read like a courtroom novel – there is no theory or cross-examination; just the basic facts to get you started on database updates with FME.

DATA
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    October 22, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

Visualizing Geospatial Data in a Web Browser with Cesium ion and FME

Learn how to generate 3D data visualizations that anyone can view in a web browser. Cesium ion support is now in FME 2019.0 beta. Watch our webinar to learn more. As informative as large 3D models are, sharing them can be a pain. It’s not like you can assume everyone has Revit installed. This is why web […]

FME
Author:
Christian Berger
About FME    |    October 9, 2018    |    By Christian Berger

How Do I Do That in FME? 38 Common GIS Tasks

We are excited to announce a new series of tutorials on the FME Knowledge Center with step-by-step instructions for accomplishing 38 common GIS tasks. With over 450+ transformers built into FME Desktop, it can be hard to know which transformer is the best for the task at hand. The How Do I Do That in FME series […]