On Saturday, October 14th, Safe’s Jay Walkers showed their support for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light The Night” event. This year’s charity walk attracted more than 1,200 people (and too many dogs to count!). The sea of red, white and gold lanterns that flowed along the Stanley Park seawall was an amazing sight to […]
Like many people in North America I am a huge NFL fan. You get the idea. Those from anywhere else in the world might be getting ready to hit the back button right about now. But I ask you to bear with me for two reasons: I was politically correct enough to call it “NFL” […]
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, […]
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, […]
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…
FME2017.0, in addition to the existing TimeStamper and DateFormatter transformers, gained a new transformer – the DateTimeCalculator – for carrying out temporal calculations. There were also new functions for datetimes built right into the text editor dialog.
In FME2017.1 the TimeStamper and DateFormatter transformers have been deprecated, and replaced with two new transformers: the DateTimeStamper and the DateTimeConverter, both of which use a new core datetime definition.
Let’s see what this means for you.