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DATA
Author:
Wendy Lintunen
About Data    |    June 6, 2017    |    By Wendy Lintunen

Women in STEM: SFU Technovation Challenge

On May 6th we had a glimpse into the future and it looks amazing! Safe Software co-founders Dale Lutz and Don Murray with participants from the SFU Technovation Challenge If you’re worried about reports of a looming skills shortage in the tech sector, and that females remain underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) […]

USER
Author:
Riley Greene
About Our Customers    |    June 5, 2017    |    By Riley Greene

FME Beyond Spatial: Automated Enterprise Data Integration at Grant PUD

Grant PUD (Public Utilities District) is a community-owned and governed organization that offers both electric and wholesale broadband services to 40,000 customers in Grant County, WA. It operates 2 dams: the Wanapum Dam and Priest Rapids Dam, producing over 2,000 megawatts of electricity. As a not-for-profit organization striving to keep costs down for the residents […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    May 26, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

FME UC 2017: Friday Recap

Turns out you guys can do a lot with FME in 3 hours — especially when fuelled by pizza and beer. My partner in crime @mapgirll tweeted all the Hackathon projects earlier and will post a recap here on the blog soon, so stay tuned for that. Hackathon time in #FMEUC pic.twitter.com/7EsRd2erC5 — xuheng (@xuhengxx) May […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    May 25, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

FME UC 2017: Thursday Recap

Okay. That evening social though. If you need one reason to come to the next FME UC, let that be it. This is not the DDR you're looking for pic.twitter.com/KDDwzfJxSY — FME UC 2017 (@fmeuc) May 25, 2017 Running whack-a-mole – winner gets the data #fmeuc social pic.twitter.com/gE5UxrZYem — FME UC 2017 (@fmeuc) May 25, […]

FME
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 […]