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DATA
Author:
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 […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    January 10, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

A Culture Built on Fun: My Co-Op Term at Safe Software

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. Today we welcome Marinah Zhao to the blog, a fourth year engineering student at UBC. Marinah was a valuable member of our FME Server team in Fall 2016. I had heard from some classmates that […]

DATA
Author:
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 […]

FME
Author:
Roger Aikema
About FME    |    January 4, 2017    |    By Roger Aikema

Using Tableau & Maps for Infrastructure Asset Management

Today we welcome guest bloggers Henri Veldhuis and Jurgen van Tiggelen from Sweco. After hearing about Tableau only a few months ago, they started using it together with FME to provide compelling map-based visualizations of infrastructure data. Henri and Jurgen will share what they’ve been able to accomplish since August.

FME
Author:
Dale Lutz
About FME    |    December 20, 2016    |    By Dale Lutz

FME 2017: We will ship no FME before its time

It took Michelangelo 4 years to paint the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. It took Beethoven 4 years to write his fifth symphony. It took Kubrick 4 years to create 2001: A Space Odyssey. So we hope you won’t mind if we take another 2 months to put the polish on FME 2017.0. It’s been […]

FME
Author:
Stewart Harper
About FME    |    December 14, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

FME Cloud Pricing Change

The pricing on FME Cloud is changing. The annual and hourly rates for instances remain the same; the changes are related to the additional storage and transfer costs. As of January 1, 2017, on all new instances launched: There will be almost a 50% reduction in the price of data storage, down to $0.12 per GB from […]

FME
Author:
Claude Vessaz
About FME    |    December 13, 2016    |    By Claude Vessaz

Improving FME Server Performance with NGINX

All new FME Server 2017.0+ and 2016.1.3 instances are now running behind a NGINX reverse proxy in FME Cloud. As a developer on the FME Cloud team, this is something I have been hoping to achieve for a while and with 2016.1.3+ all the pieces are finally in place. In this blog post, I would […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    December 7, 2016    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Parallel Processing: Tips and tricks for generating groups

I recently taught the performance chapter of our FME Desktop advanced training course and got into a conversation with a student about creative ways to use parallel processing. Some of the ideas we came up with about generating ‘groups’ were so interesting I thought I would share them. I hope you find them of use.

DATA
Author:
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 […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    November 29, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

My Time as a Safe Software Co-Op

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. Today we welcome Aidan Wessel to the blog, who has been a co-op here for the last 8 months. Aidan has made excellent contributions to our PB&J Team (that is, Platforms, Build, and Java formats) and has […]