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Author:
Dale Lutz
About Data    |    August 25, 2008    |    By Dale Lutz

Microsoft SQL Server Spatial is live – and supported by FME

Many people have been excitedly anticipating the release of Microsoft SQL Server Spatial, and the wait is now over. Because Microsoft holds such a large database market share (some sources state that Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft make up 83% of the market), this move means that the three most widely used database formats now unequivocally […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    August 19, 2008    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Evangelism #19: OpenStreetMap, GeoJSON, Transformers Guide

Contents:
1) Open Street Map Reader
2) GeoJSON 1.0
3) Workbench transformers guide
4) FME and 3D Rock Stars
5) Science Lab: Multi-Threading Follow-Up
6) PADS Walk for Independence

This FME Evangelist post includes details on FME support for OpenStreetMap and GeoJSON 1.0, plus info on updates to our transformers guide, an example of visualizing lidar data, a follow-up to the recent multi-threading article, and a personal note on an upcoming event.

DATA
Author:
Don Murray
About Data    |    August 13, 2008    |    By Don Murray

ESRI User Conference – GIS for the Masses, Thanks to the Web

I just returned home from attending the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego last week. At all the tradeshows I’ve been to this year, ESRI’s show being no exception, I’ve seen a clear move of GIS data and functionality to the web. The availability of spatial information is critical to fast decision making and […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    August 12, 2008    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Evangelism #18: Spatial Data Validation, Nearest Neighbors, Oracle Connections

Contents:
1) Spatial Data Validation…
2) …and the FME Server
3) NeighborFinder Update
4) Oracle Connections

This FME Evangelist post includes information on how to validate spatial data, how to apply that validation to submissions using FME Server, how to speed up nearest neighbo(u)r operations, and how to resolve Oracle connection problems.

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland

Contents: 1) Historical Markers 2) Complex Annotation Geometries 3) ArcGIS Image Server 4) Persistent SDE Connections 5) Text Size and Point Size 6) Quick Notes Introduction Hi FME’ers In honour of the 2008 ESRI International User Conference, this post is a special on recent ESRI related updates in FME. I think a key point of […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    July 31, 2008    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Evangelism #16: Raster Special Edition

Contents: 1) Raster To Vector Coercing 2) FFS Support for Raster Data 3) Visualizing Rasters 4) Persistent Cache and Raster 5) Transporting and CheckPointing Rasters 6) New Raster Formats 7) Raster Cell Origins 8) Raster Performance 9) Even more raster stuff… Introduction Hi FME’ers This edition of the FME Evangelist is a special raster edition. […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland

Contents 1) Workspace Example: CSV Writing 2) Transformer Updates: The Sampler, The Visualizer, His ListSearcher, Her SurfaceModeller 3) Safe Science Lab: Multi-Threading 4) KML Format: Where’s Google? Introduction Hi FME’ers. If there’s a common theme to this issue, it’s how little changes – or little bits of knowledge – can have a disproportionately large impact […]

DATA
Author:
Don Murray
About Data    |    July 21, 2008    |    By Don Murray

Safe Software and WeoGeo to Bring Spatial ETL to the Cloud

We recently announced our partnership with WeoGeo to bring FME technology to the cloud. We’re excited as this is the first venture to bring spatial ETL to the cloud’s infrastructure, and it promises to make spatial data even more accessible for end users. Initially, WeoGeo will introduce FME Server’s spatial ETL capabilities to the www.WeoGeo.comdata […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    July 17, 2008    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Evangelism Issue#14

Introduction Hi folks. Starting now I’m going to try and reduce the number of items per post, but publish more often. I’ll still try and mix up topics so there is something for everyone in each post. Let me know how well this works out for you all. This issue has the best FME Server […]

DATA
Author:
Dale Lutz
About Data    |    July 17, 2008    |    By Dale Lutz

Another FME-Supported Format Hits 1.0: Introducing GeoJSON 1.0

On June 16, 2008, GeoJSON version 1.0 was announced, a large success for a small group of dedicated volunteers. This news is important to people around the world who share spatial data over the web because of the new format’s ability to exchange information much faster than we’ve seen before. GeoJSON has added a way […]