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…
Buckle up! There’s a lot on the roadmap for FME 2019, from an embedded FME Data Inspector to a web-based Workbench. These updates have been years in the making and we’re looking forward to sharing them with you. Read on to find out what our developers have built so far. Try out FME 2019.0 Beta […]
With FME2018.1 available, there’s a small, but useful addition to the Workbench alignment tools, for GeoHipsters crafting artisanal FME workspaces. If you are – like me – a workspace design perfectionist, you’ll love this little update.
But first, of course, this article looks at what I mean by object alignment, and why you should care…
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 […]
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 […]
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!
So You Say You Want a Convolution? The FME Solution for Those Who Want to Change their Raster World.
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…