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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 […]

USER
Author:
Erin Lemky
About Our Customers    |    November 24, 2016    |    By Erin Lemky

3 Inspiring Earth Observation Apps Built Using FME Cloud

Supported by the UK Space Agency, Sterling Geo have been embarking on an innovative project to demonstrate the practical value of earth observation data. Sterling Geo used FME Cloud to quickly create apps that turn raw data into useful intelligence. Their project has uncovered a way to rapidly deploy purpose-built applications without requiring capital investment […]

DATA
Author:
Dale Lutz
About Data    |    November 22, 2016    |    By Dale Lutz

Would the Last Person Left on the Desktop Please Turn Out the Lights?

It isn’t every day you get to witness a $3-billion-per-year company massively reinvent itself.  But I got to last week at Autodesk University 2016. Now, to be fair, Autodesk’s trajectory from the desktop into the infinite computing afforded by the cloud has been pretty clear for the past several years.  But the magnitude and velocity […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    November 22, 2016    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2016.1 Use Case: The Travelling Salesman and FME

At Safe our developers are so busy adding new functionality to FME that sometimes the buzz about GREAT updates drowns out the new tools that are merely “very good”!

Today’s article is about one of those hidden pieces of functionality. In 2016.1 we made updates to the ShortestPathFinder transformer that let us deal with a classic GIS task: the Travelling Salesman Problem. This article covers both that update, and some further enhancements that are coming for 2017.

FME
Author:
Stewart Harper
About FME    |    November 16, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

Sneak Peek: Amazon Web Services (AWS) improvements in FME 2017

In FME 2017 we have spent a considerable amount of time improving the AWS transformers and readers/writers. Here’s an overview of the improvements. All AWS Readers/Writers and Transformers Regions All AWS transformers and readers/writers now allow you to specifically define the region you are using. Why it’s important: Better performance This will improve performance by reducing […]