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FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    November 14, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

21 Ideas for Rocking an FME UC Presentation

FME would be a blank canvas without you. We know you’re doing amazing things with your data, and we want to see it. So does everyone else who uses FME. That’s why entire portions of the FME UC and FME World Tour are dedicated to user presentations. The FME UC only happens every three years, […]

FME
Author:
Stewart Harper
About FME    |    October 26, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

FME Cloud Myths Debunked

Over the years I have had many fantastic conversations with clients on moving their data and workflows up to the cloud.  There are however are few misconceptions that I continually run into. Here are the top myths I run into. The cloud is less secure than our on-premises deployment, so we can’t move our workflows […]

DATA
Author:
Riley Greene
About Data    |    October 21, 2016    |    By Riley Greene

NoSQL Databases: Exploring What’s Possible with FME

Earlier this month, my colleague Tiana outlined why some organizations are adopting NoSQL databases into their operations. In this post I’ll take a look at a couple of ways FME can be used with NoSQL databases to take advantage of their capacity, performance and agility. Example 1: Create a Data Warehouse Goal: Aggregate data from […]

FME
Author:
Dmitri Bagh
About FME    |    October 19, 2016    |    By Dmitri Bagh

OCR for FME: “Now I know my ABC”

Searching through long-forgotten stuff hidden for years in the attic can sometimes bring unexpected treasures. Look at this rare issue of “FME Insider” from pre-cloud days, maybe even from pre-digital times! Having such a priceless object, we take all the necessary measures to preserve this precious piece of history, but wouldn’t it be great to share […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    October 6, 2016    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2016.1 Use Case: HTML Reports for Data Validation

I wanted to post one more example of creating HTML reports with FME.

In this case the workspace ended up getting a little out of hand – 34 transformers is way past our 10 transformer limit for demos – but I found out some very interesting things to know about creating HTML reports, that I think you will find useful.

DATA
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    October 3, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

When (and How) to Switch to NoSQL

A lot of popular websites wouldn’t be able to function without a NoSQL database on the backend. I mean, using a relational database for something like a social network is like putting a Clydesdale in the Kentucky Derby. Don’t get me wrong — Clydesdales are an excellent breed and probably the best at hauling carts […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    September 27, 2016    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2016.1 New Functionality: Rejected Feature Termination

Recent FME training courses have been conducted on FME2016.1.1 and the one question that everyone asks is “what’s that red line on the ports”?
Well, think of it as automatically adding an optional Terminator transformer to every port – and then read this post to find out more.

USER
Author:
Erin Lemky
About Our Customers    |    September 23, 2016    |    By Erin Lemky

Iowa DOT: Preparing Data for APIs

GIS undergrad David Runneals has come a long way since his internship. Now he’s building APIs to make Iowa DOT’s public data more accessible, opening it to innovative applications. To populate the data, he once again chose FME to do the heavy lifting.

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    September 21, 2016    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2016.1 Use Case: HTML Reports of Vancouver Public Art

Hi FME’ers, I’d promised to post a couple of examples of creating HTML reports with FME, and here is one of them. Here I was creating a Point-in-Polygon example as part of our FME for GIS Tutorial. Because there can be more than one point in a polygon, part of the article needed to discuss […]