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Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    May 24, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

FME UC 2017: Wednesday Recap

We’re thrilled to welcome hundreds of FMEers from around the world to Vancouver for the next three days. And what a perfect week it is to be here. After a long and snowy winter, we’re graced with this beautiful weather just in time for everyone to visit! Hopefully you get a chance to explore the city before […]

USER
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Our Customers    |    May 17, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

FME and Digital Data Checking: 9 Transformers for Automated Validation

Today we welcome a guest post by William Tober, one of the GIS and CAD experts at MNC. MNC needed to make an automated validation process for incoming files to ensure they comply with a range of business rules. Using FME, they developed online digital data submission solutions for 3 Canadian provinces. Here’s a look at the top transformers they […]

DATA
Author:
Stephanie Warner
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    May 11, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner and Tiana Warner

Episode 4: Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee – littleBits

littleBits is a kit of electronic building blocks — like lights, speakers, sensors, and buttons — that you can snap together to build custom prototypes. It’s designed to get kids interested in technology — but we think it’s pretty fun for all ages! In this episode, we’re joined by Don Murray, (President and co-founder of Safe) and Jen (FME Server tech […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    May 9, 2017    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Server 2017: Fantastic Projects and Where to Find Them

The upcoming FME User Conference seems to me like hundreds of little projects all coming together to form one amazing event. While we put the finishing touches to it, I’m writing up a part of the FME Server Authoring training course on – ironically – Projects! Since Projects are new for 2017, I thought I’d both learn about it myself and write this post at the same time.

USER
Author:
Erin Lemky

Peter Veenstra of TRC Solutions is using the AttributeCreator transformer to automate linear referencing tasks including the calculation of cumulative values to increase the accuracy of measurements in his pipeline dataset. “The AttributeCreator transformer allows a user to create new attributes using values obtained from previous or subsequent rows in an ordered input table,” explains […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    April 24, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Real-World Tech: 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 Thomas Alain to the blog, a UFV student who has been a part of the FME Server team. He shares what it’s like to be a co-op at Safe, from orientation week to […]

USER
Author:
Riley Greene
About Our Customers    |    April 10, 2017    |    By Riley Greene

Streamlined Infrastructure Data Distribution Using the MMCD Standard & FME

When you’re responsible for the integrity of infrastructure like pipes, water mains, roads and culverts that serve a population of roughly 250,000, you need an asset life cycle management system that runs as efficiently as possible. This is the case for the City of Burnaby in British Columbia, Canada. To ensure inspections, repairs and replacements […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    March 31, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Announcement: Enforcing a New FME Workbench Auto-Layout

By now you’ve heard a lot about the new connection styles available in FME 2017.0. Before this release, workspace connection lines were straight. Now they can also be curvy or squared. Starting tomorrow, we’re throwing all of this away in favour of a new, physics-inspired auto-layout. This style will be rolled out tomorrow and enforced […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    March 21, 2017    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2017: Dates, DateTimes, and their use in Temporal Calculations

This article is a guide to dates for FME users.

When I say dates, you know I mean on a calendar. Because while FME has little help for either your love life or your eating habits (sorry) what it does have in 2017 is the ability to handle more complex calendar dates and to carry out a variety of calculations on them.

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    March 7, 2017    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2017: User Parameters and Attribute Assignment

The Attribute Assignment setting for new user parameters is something you might not notice… until you go to create a user parameter and wonder what it means. In short it’s a new tool to control whether the end user is allowed to select an attribute for any particular user parameter.

With this you can now set up a user parameter to accept either a fixed value, an attribute, or both.