I’d never heard of a Minimum Spanning Tree until a user asked about them (it almost sounded like the title of a fairy tale or a children’s book) but they have lots of uses and – as a colleague demonstrated – a handy integration with R means FME is more than capable of creating them.
When designing and developing technical software, it’s vital to put effort into minimizing the learning curve. For FME, we try to remove as many barriers as possible for the user. Some steps in the learning process can’t be removed, but we can certainly help with language and regional complexities. That’s where localization comes in. Localization, […]
Let me introduce you to setld (scope, extract, transform, load, disseminate), an information solutions provider for the energy sector. Using FME, they turn data into business intelligence and serve it to their clients in the form of both traditional data products and their GIS-as-a-Service platform, Mentorprise GIS. From the perspective of creating a business intelligence product […]
Apple just announced that iOS 11 will be released on September 19, 2017. What’s so special about iOS 11 is it adds an amazing Augmented Reality framework, ARKit. It allows people to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. It has an accurate tracking of device movement. It can analyze the scene […]
In 2015, we upgraded the FME user community and built the FME Knowledge Center. It’s grown into a buzzing network where FMEers around the world can exchange knowledge and develop their expertise. By creating a profile, users can contribute to the community and earn reputation points and badges. To help the community continue to flourish, […]
Extracting vector features from an image (or “vectorizing a raster”) involves converting groups of raster pixels into polygons. This is a common scenario for GIS and CAD workflows, and a challenging one. Maybe you’d like to digitize a scanned map, convert a DEM to polygons based on elevation, extract text from an image, or otherwise […]
This fall, Women in Tech World is setting off on a community-based research tour across Canada. As a non-profit initiative committed to elevating women in the technology industry, Driving WinTech will be travelling coast to coast, sparking discussions with 50 community forums in over 30 Canadian cities. As a company who strongly values inclusivity, we’re […]
Co-op students have been an integral part of Safe Software for over 20 years, contributing to core FME technology and often returning as full-time software developers. Adam Bignell is a student from SFU’s Computer Science program and has spent 8 months developing support for raster, point cloud, and other formats on our PVR team. Safe Software provided me with everything I didn’t know […]
In the era of digital transformation, new web applications and services are being introduced at many organizations. You can use FME to connect to these web services and integrate their data and functionality with other web-based and on-premises systems. With Stephanie’s help I’ve put together a free ebook that outlines step-by-step how to create web connections. […]
I’m thinking I might not have really given much love to the Adjacent Feature Attributes functionality in FME, which is a pity since it’s a great tool for data processing.
And a question in a recent training course has given me a great example to demonstrate…