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FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    September 18, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

FME Behind the Scenes: L10n and Learning Curves

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, […]

USER
Author:
Riley Greene

Let me introduce you to setld (scope, extract, transform, load, disseminate), an information solutions provider for the energy sector. Using FME, they turn data into business intelligence and serve it to their clients in the form of both traditional data products and their GIS-as-a-Service platform, Mentorprise GIS. From the perspective of creating a business intelligence product […]

DATA
Author:
Angus Lau
About Data    |    September 13, 2017    |    By Angus Lau

Augmented Reality for iOS: Making 3D models for ARKit with FME

Apple just announced that iOS 11 will be released on September 19, 2017. What’s so special about iOS 11 is it adds an amazing Augmented Reality framework, ARKit. It allows people to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. It has an accurate tracking of device movement. It can analyze the scene […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    September 11, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Announcing Your New FME Community Champions

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, […]

DATA
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    August 28, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

3 Ways to Convert Raster Images to Vector for CAD/GIS

Extracting vector features from an image (or “vectorizing a raster”) involves converting groups of raster pixels into polygons. This is a common scenario for GIS and CAD workflows, and a challenging one. Maybe you’d like to digitize a scanned map, convert a DEM to polygons based on elevation, extract text from an image, or otherwise […]

FME
Author:
Robyn Jones
About FME    |    August 22, 2017    |    By Robyn Jones

Driving Change: Safe Software Sponsors Driving WinTech Community Conversation

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 […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    August 21, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

My First Software Dev Position – What It’s Like To Be A Co-Op At Safe

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 […]

FME
Author:
Rosie Stone
Author:
Stephanie Warner
About FME    |    August 16, 2017    |    By Rosie Stone and Stephanie Warner

ebook: Creating Web Connections

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. […]

DATA
Author:
Stephanie Warner
About Data    |    August 11, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner

Episode 5: Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee – Drones

Grab a coffee and chat with Steve and Dean about why drones are revolutionizing the industry, how they’re being used commercially and recreationally, and what it’s like to plan the drone mission cycle. See also: Blog – How to get started with drones FME UC presentation – UAVs and FME: Powering Your Drone and Its Data with FME […]