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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.

USER
Author:
Tiana Warner
   |    April 2, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

FME World Tour 2018 Kickoff & Contest Announcement

The FME World Tour 2018 is underway, with the Safe Software team hitting the road across North America all next week. Travel planning for all of this is so extensive we’ve even got Dmitri on the case: #FMEWT is a huge logistical exercise. I am making a @SafeSoftware @fmecloud service with #FlightXML, Google timezone API, @LeafletJS, Slack and Twilio […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    March 27, 2018    |    By Mark Ireland

Lightspeed Batch Processing: The Hidden Update in FME 2018

Batch processing is an important capability for a data translation and transformation tool like FME. So when we implement new functionality and somehow forget to give it much coverage… well my only excuse is that each FME release must have over twenty person-years work put into it, and it’s hard to fit all of that into a one-hour webinar!

The forgotten update in this case is a new parameter in the WorkspaceRunner transformer. While it’s easy to miss, with the right handling and in the right scenario, it can really make FME batch processing fly at lightspeed.

FME
Author:
Liz Sanderson
   |    February 27, 2018    |    By Liz Sanderson

The Power of the RCaller for Estimating Biodiversity

The Sigogne GIS-Web Portal provides data on flora and fauna in Franche-Comté, France. Here is how they use FME to calculate and visualize biodiversity in the area. Sigogne presented at the FME World Tour 2017 in France. Register for the FME World Tour 2018 to learn more about their story. Pop quiz: how do scientists […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    January 30, 2018    |    By Mark Ireland

How to Join Data with FME and (Maybe) Land Your Dream Job!

When I was interviewed for a job at Safe Software, one question asked was “Do you know the difference between a left join and an inner join?”

Because I’ve had access to FME, I’ve rarely since needed to do SQL joins; so my knowledge of left and inner joins has remained a bit sketchy… until today!

Because today is when I started to try out the latest transformer to hit the Filters and Joins category: The FeatureJoiner.