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Michael Weisman
About Data    |    April 8, 2009    |    By Michael Weisman

Incorporating FME into an Open Source workflow

The GIS world has a great selection of open source tools available to organizations at no cost, ranging from powerful databases to data visualization tools. FME is fully capable of plugging into these tools to enable spatial ETL and data translations in an open source environment, just as well as it does in a proprietary […]

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Author:
Don Murray
About Data    |    April 2, 2009    |    By Don Murray

FME Shines Thru the Clouds

Last year we released FME Server, which takes spatial data interoperability to the next level by enabling organizations to transform huge quantities of data. Whether it is to move large amounts of data between or into a database or to make “tile” data available to support web applications, FME Server is the solution of choice […]

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Author:
Paul Nalos
About Data    |    March 30, 2009    |    By Paul Nalos

Axis Order in Spatial Data

Spatial data becomes far more valuable when it is not tied to specific applications, formats, or databases. At Safe, our focus is on breaking down exactly these barriers to give you access to your data where and how you need it. One important thing to specify when exchanging coordinates is axis order: Is it X […]

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Author:
Michael Weisman
About Data    |    March 23, 2009    |    By Michael Weisman

Choosing the Right Data Format

As Dale pointed out, with every new version of FME, we add support for new formats. Take some time to read Dale’s post, it’s a very good read. As Dale concludes, like it or not, the shapefile is here to stay, and new formats will, inevitably, continue to be invented. So with all these formats […]

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Author:
Dale Lutz
About Data    |    March 13, 2009    |    By Dale Lutz

The Quest for the Ultimate Format

“All of this has happened before and all of it will happen again.” The new Battlestar Galactica series has quite a following at Safe, and we’re all anxiously awaiting the final two episodes.  But as we reflect on how the show’s recurring prophesy that “all of this has happened before and all of it will […]