You’ve been given a dataset that promises to contain valuable information. It’s got maps, measurements, CAD drawings—everything you need to do a great job! Except (sad trombone sound) the data is in PDFs. PDFs! What In The Name Of Adobe are you supposed to do with that? Open 500 files and manually punch every number […]
If you haven’t noticed by now, two of my big passions are spatial data wrangling and football (soccer). I’m quite surprised that it’s been three years since I delved into this subject, so here’s an update for 2018. The football thing is fun, and I do hope some non-FME’ers find their way here for that alone. But the real point is how well FME does at data integration, data transformation, automation, web services, and much more. It’s so efficient in fact that I spent longer writing this post than using FME!
So You Say You Want a Convolution? The FME Solution for Those Who Want to Change their Raster World.
FME 2018.1 introduces the ability to carry out convolution. Convolution is a mathematical operation carried out on raster features using what are known as filters. FME makes the process easy with predefined filters built into the new RasterConvolver transformer, but also lets you experiment with custom filters. So read on to find out how…
3 Months, 77 events, and 4,000 attendees later, we have completed all of the FME World Tour 2018 stops. It has been a rewarding and inspiring journey hearing about the projects our users have been working on and seeing the FME community come together. We enjoyed seeing many new faces this year and of course, were […]
Let’s talk about jam for a minute. In 2000, a pair of psychologists conducted a study where they arranged a display table of 24 kinds of jam, and the next day a similar set-up with only six varieties of jam. While the large display attracted more attention, the small display produced more purchases. This led […]
FME 2018.1 is now available! Here’s a quick look at what’s new in FME Desktop and FME Server. Download FME 2018.1 New Formats Apache Hive Reader – We’ve been working on supporting Hadoop, and now you can read data on HDFS via Hive (requires the Hive JDBC driver from Hortonworks). You’ll also see Hive support […]
Ahoy, there! Prepare yourself for endless pirate puns as we set sail towards the statistical RCaller project taken on by a group of Safers. Every year for Innovation Daze, Safe’s developers (and often other teams) stop their regular work for one week to build their own passion projects using FME. This year, a multidisciplinary crew of pirates assembled to create […]
Each year, Safe Software offers practicum positions to BCIT students in the GIS program. I was lucky to be chosen for a position on the FME Server Experts Team. My goal was to create a new training course for the FME Server REST API. See also: 10 things you (probably) didn’t know the FME Server […]
The FME Server Experts Team is pleased to announce a new training course! Here’s your chance to create a custom web application powered by FME. This course is meant for people with little programming experience but who have a love of FME and a desire to learn more. Register for FME Server REST API Training […]
Twice a year, a group of Safe Software employees participates in the Bike to Work Week (BTWW) organized by HUB Cycling, a charitable non-profit organization established to improve cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver. BTWW is an initiative to motivate people to use bikes for their daily commutes to work, a whole week long. It’s always […]