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DATA
Author:
Dmitri Bagh
About Data    |    August 13, 2018    |    By Dmitri Bagh

How to Bring 2D Data into CesiumJS

With CesiumJS, you can create a web visualization to display your geospatial data in a browser—making it easy to share your data with anyone, anywhere. Here are the steps I took to prepare 2D building footprints for a 3D CesiumJS web visualization. Download the workspace and play with the output below. Source Data: 900 MB of […]

FME
Author:
Gerhard Fischl
About FME    |    August 9, 2018    |    By Gerhard Fischl

FME Cloud Upgrade: New Instance Types

As Amazon Web Services offers better price-performance with new ec2 instance types, we continue to upgrade the instance types available in FME Cloud, the hosted version of FME Server. At the end of 2017, Amazon Web Services released the next Generation of General-Purpose EC2 Instances. This spring, we upgraded all FME Cloud instance types except […]

FME
Author:
Sam Walker
About FME    |    August 8, 2018    |    By Sam Walker

FME for Higher Education: New Data Integration Training Module

Over the years, Safe Software has established strong relationships with higher education institutions like the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Today, instructors in higher education institutions around the world teach FME. However, instructors often have to develop their own FME educational content. To address this challenge, we are now developing training content specifically for higher […]

DATA
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    August 7, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

Extracting Geospatial Data from PDFs: Top 3 Challenges

You’ve been given a dataset that promises to contain valuable information. It’s got maps, measurements, CAD drawings—everything you need to do a great job! Except (sad trombone sound) the data is in PDFs. PDFs!  What In The Name Of Adobe are you supposed to do with that? Open 500 files and manually punch every number […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland

If you haven’t noticed by now, two of my big passions are spatial data wrangling and football (soccer). I’m quite surprised that it’s been three years since I delved into this subject, so here’s an update for 2018. The football thing is fun, and I do hope some non-FME’ers find their way here for that alone. But the real point is how well FME does at data integration, data transformation, automation, web services, and much more. It’s so efficient in fact that I spent longer writing this post than using FME!

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland

FME 2018.1 introduces the ability to carry out convolution. Convolution is a mathematical operation carried out on raster features using what are known as filters. FME makes the process easy with predefined filters built into the new RasterConvolver transformer, but also lets you experiment with custom filters. So read on to find out how…

FME
Author:
Ada Lee
Author:
Amanda Chew
Author:
Sandy Chan
About FME    |    July 26, 2018    |    By Ada Lee, Amanda Chew and Sandy Chan

FME World Tour 2018: It’s a Wrap!

3 Months, 77 events, and 4,000 attendees later, we have completed all of the FME World Tour 2018 stops. It has been a rewarding and inspiring journey hearing about the projects our users have been working on and seeing the FME community come together. We enjoyed seeing many new faces this year and of course, were […]

FME
Author:
Stephanie Warner
About FME    |    July 24, 2018    |    By Stephanie Warner

How to Choose the Right FME Transformer for your Data Challenge

Let’s talk about jam for a minute. In 2000, a pair of psychologists conducted a study where they arranged a display table of 24 kinds of jam, and the next day a similar set-up with only six varieties of jam. While the large display attracted more attention, the small display produced more purchases. This led […]

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 […]