One of the greatest draws of running FME Server on an FME Cloud instance is that you don’t need to worry about hardware, installation, and licensing of FME Server. Once you launch an FME Cloud instance, FME Server is ready to use for you with as many engines as you need. An additional draw of […]
There are a few reasons you might choose FME Cloud over FME Server. If your workspace connects to data that resides in the cloud, like web APIs, data stored in a cloud drive, or satellite imagery, then deploying your FME Server instance in the cloud will make the workflow run a lot faster. For many […]
Finding your dream job is tough. Becoming an FME expert is, well, a learning curve. By embarking on a road trip and sneaking into the FME World Tour, Kelly Dell gained a secret weapon that helped her secure a job and advance her career. Re-launching a Career in GIS In 2010, Kelly Dell quit her […]
Although waiting in queues is equally fair, the actions at the end of the queue might not be. That’s why, for example, supermarkets have a special checkout for “ten items or fewer,” because one person with a monster-sized shopping list could block the queues for shoppers with just one or two items.
When you think about it, the same issue applies to the queue in FME Server. That’s why FME Server 2018 adds the ability to create multiple queues, and map them to multiple engines.
The FME World Tour 2018 is underway, with the Safe Software team hitting the road across North America all next week. Travel planning for all of this is so extensive we’ve even got Dmitri on the case: #FMEWT is a huge logistical exercise. I am making a @SafeSoftware @fmecloud service with #FlightXML, Google timezone API, @LeafletJS, Slack and Twilio […]
Batch processing is an important capability for a data translation and transformation tool like FME. So when we implement new functionality and somehow forget to give it much coverage… well my only excuse is that each FME release must have over twenty person-years work put into it, and it’s hard to fit all of that into a one-hour webinar!
The forgotten update in this case is a new parameter in the WorkspaceRunner transformer. While it’s easy to miss, with the right handling and in the right scenario, it can really make FME batch processing fly at lightspeed.
The Sigogne GIS-Web Portal provides data on flora and fauna in Franche-Comté, France. Here is how they use FME to calculate and visualize biodiversity in the area. Sigogne presented at the FME World Tour 2017 in France. Register for the FME World Tour 2018 to learn more about their story. Pop quiz: how do scientists […]
One of the more stressful tasks in life is moving everything you own from one place to another. I have often wished there was a button I could press and everything could be magically moved to exactly the right place in my new home so I could immediately find it. I am reminded of the […]
When I was interviewed for a job at Safe Software, one question asked was “Do you know the difference between a left join and an inner join?”
Because I’ve had access to FME, I’ve rarely since needed to do SQL joins; so my knowledge of left and inner joins has remained a bit sketchy… until today!
Because today is when I started to try out the latest transformer to hit the Filters and Joins category: The FeatureJoiner.
Small businesses have gotten SaaS-y! And with good reason. These cloud-hosted solutions execute vital functions at a fraction of the cost of on-site applications. With each having an area of specialization, several are often in use in one organization. Overlap of business processes and information between them necessitates data syncing. Without an integration solution, this […]