After the success of last year’s “FME Challenge: 12 Days of FME Hackathon”, I am pleased to announce that we’re doing it again this year! If you missed it last year, the idea is that we give you 12 days (starting right now!) to work on and submit a project to the FME Knowledge Centre. All you […]
If you’re a long-term fan of FME or follow Safe Software on social media, there are probably three things you already know: We really like eating our own dog food. We like donating to charity/giving back to the local community. We’re moving to a brand new office in December 2018. As anyone who’s moved house […]
Philanthropy is a core part of our culture here at Safe Software. Since opening up shop 25 years ago, Don and Dale have strived to do right by their community. Whether it is supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Light the Night Walk or matching donations for various initiatives near and dear to Safers’ […]
Of all the IoT (Internet of Things) devices available, a good many of them are designed for measuring fitness and tracking activity. Even if you don’t wear an activity tracker, look around your colleagues and you’ll very likely see someone wearing such a device.
Combine that with FME’s capabilities – to read IoT data, process it, and push it to an output format or notification – and what do we have? This article on FME and fitness trackers.
It is a very exciting time for Safe Software and the entire FME Community. We are having crazy fun building the FME 2019 functionality that will increase the reach of FME across all markets. We look forward to sharing that with all of you in 2019 as part of our annual in-person get together, the […]
Posting a file of updates to a database is a common requirement. FME can be used to do this very easily, and this article shows how, with several practical examples. Unlike many of my blog posts – which often read like a courtroom novel – there is no theory or cross-examination; just the basic facts to get you started on database updates with FME.
We are excited to announce a new series of tutorials on the FME Knowledge Center with step-by-step instructions for accomplishing 38 common GIS tasks. With over 450+ transformers built into FME Desktop, it can be hard to know which transformer is the best for the task at hand. The How Do I Do That in FME series […]
Faced with migrating 18 years worth of cases from Bugzilla to Jira, the Safe Software development team built four FME workspaces to do the job. Read on to learn how FME tackled this massive data migration undertaking. Times are changing, and so are we. Over the past year and a half, the Safe Software development […]
FME 2018 Infinity War: How Automatic Tolerance Defeats Infinite Precision without a Snap – but with Anchored Vertices!
FME 2018 introduced tolerance parameters to a number of transformers. The parameters look straightforward, but there’s a lot more to them than you would think. In actual fact, they amount to a complete change in philosophy in how FME processes geometry!
Read on to find out what it means for your data…
Augmented Reality, Spatial Data, and 3D Models: Making your own AR models using FME’s “fmear” format.
This blog has already looked at augmented reality, the fmear format, and the FME AR app, so why another article?
Well, I wanted to go into how to make models for FME AR, and since the app is now available for Android as well as iOS, this seemed a great time to do that. It turns out that FME plus AR provides many more uses, with many more types of data, than you might expect…