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Stephanie Warner
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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    February 28, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner and Tiana Warner

Women in Tech Week (Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee, Episode 3)

To celebrate Women in Tech (#WinTech) Week, we sat down with a few of Safe Software’s Tech Experts for a new episode of Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee. We chatted about how we ended up on this awesome career path and were surprised to find a common theme. We also shared thoughts on why we think […]

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Stephanie Warner
About Data    |    January 12, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner

Episode 2: Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee – Theta Cameras

The technology behind virtual reality and Google Street View is no longer something only big tech companies can afford. With handheld 360 cameras, anyone can take a spherical image and develop something interactive with the results. Join our Safers for coffee as they talk about Ricoh’s Theta camera and take you through an interactive VR demo of […]

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Stephanie Warner
About Data    |    January 6, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner

Episode 1: Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee – Virtual Reality

The dawn of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) is glowing brighter than ever. With a groundbreaking number of VR/AR exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017, we’re seeing VR/AR cameras and displays on everything from smartphones, to cars, to drones. Though gaming is often the first thing that comes to mind at the […]

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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    December 5, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

The GeoGeek’s Guide to Planet’s Satellite Imagery

Small satellite technology is completely changing the world. Here’s what Planet is doing to revolutionize Earth Observation data, and how you can leverage satellite trends to get ahead in your industry. Satellites hit a turning point a few years back, when an upsurge in the number being built culminated in 94 launches over the span […]

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Dale Lutz
About Data    |    November 22, 2016    |    By Dale Lutz

Would the Last Person Left on the Desktop Please Turn Out the Lights?

It isn’t every day you get to witness a $3-billion-per-year company massively reinvent itself.  But I got to last week at Autodesk University 2016. Now, to be fair, Autodesk’s trajectory from the desktop into the infinite computing afforded by the cloud has been pretty clear for the past several years.  But the magnitude and velocity […]

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Riley Greene
About Data    |    October 21, 2016    |    By Riley Greene

NoSQL Databases: Exploring What’s Possible with FME

Earlier this month, my colleague Tiana outlined why some organizations are adopting NoSQL databases into their operations. In this post I’ll take a look at a couple of ways FME can be used with NoSQL databases to take advantage of their capacity, performance and agility. Example 1: Create a Data Warehouse Goal: Aggregate data from […]

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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    October 3, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

When (and How) to Switch to NoSQL

A lot of popular websites wouldn’t be able to function without a NoSQL database on the backend. I mean, using a relational database for something like a social network is like putting a Clydesdale in the Kentucky Derby. Don’t get me wrong — Clydesdales are an excellent breed and probably the best at hauling carts […]

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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    September 19, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

R, Matey! Adding Statistical Power to FME Workflows

Shiver me timbers! Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day, and our crew be celebratin’ by sharing secrets of FME’s support for RRRRR! This here be the motherload of all statistical analysis, and if ye know the code ye can keelhaul the StatisticsCalculator— WAIT STOP DON’T LEAVE. I won’t spend the whole blog in a […]

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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    August 24, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

6 Tableau Tasks You Didn’t Know You Could Do

We all know business intelligence is important — but getting started with advanced analytics is daunting. That’s probably why everyone from the US Department of the Interior to The Texas Rangers has turned to Tableau for help. Yes, it’s possible to turn something as scary as “segmentation and cohort analysis” into a visual dashboard that a […]

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Roger Aikema
About Data    |    August 22, 2016    |    By Roger Aikema

Importing Spatial Data into Tableau using FME

Today we welcome guest bloggers Régis Longchamp and David Reksten, FME Certified Professionals from INSER. They will share part of an example they created for a client, which uses Tableau and FME to create a cartographic representation of the population distribution in Switzerland. INSER is a GIS consulting company based in Lausanne, Swizerland, and has been a Safe Software Gold […]