All of us at Safe Software are getting very excited about the upcoming FME International User Conference in Whistler, BC June 11-12. Our previous User Conferences have been a great opportunity for users and Safe staff to meet face-to-face to share knowledge about FME. Prior to the conference, there is a day of workshops covering […]
Last month, we were honored to receive Oracle Spatial’s Partnership Excellence Award. Oracle supports a wide array of spatial data types, and our goal is to make it easy to extract, transform, and load this data to or from the formats, systems, and data models important to you. Let’s take a look at a few […]
Perhaps a bit less dramatic than the famous 1945 Italian war drama movie Rome, Open City is the drama unfolding nearby to Safe’s offices (located in the beautiful Vancouver suburb, Surrey BC). Today at the Vancouver City Council, a potentially groundbreaking motion is being debated. The motion itself has been described here, and discussed here […]
What is a “Feature”,
This FME Evangelist is a quick posting about what is meant in FME by a “feature”, and how you should really attend an upcoming User Conference workshop.
In the buzz about what will replace the shapefile, many people are talking about a portable database being a good option. SQLite is a very flexible portable database with quite a few fans here at Safe. The format is free, light-weight, and powerful enough to be used in some very high-profile applications, such as the […]
Generating Dynamic Workspaces,
Dynamic Destination Schemas.
This FME Evangelist is a quick posting about Dynamic Workspaces which is the incredible new technology for FME2010.
The right spatial data, in the right context, can be tremendously valuable to decision makers. A common challenge in getting value from data is that it’s stored all over the place – in different applications, databases, and formats, and with different data models and coordinate systems. Here, I’ll summarize a few common challenges moving data […]
This week’s GITA conference in Tampa confirmed to me that the blurring of lines between traditional GIS and other disciplines is accelerating. The focus on the “SmartGrid” and the impact that is going to have on the business and mapping systems was pervasive. These systems are going to have to find ways of getting along, […]
I have just returned to the office after a couple weeks of traveling both in the UK and across Canada. I had the pleasure of meeting with over 300 of our users, and alongside Dale, sharing information on our current product offerings and the future plans we have for our technology. One of the recurring […]
The GIS world has a great selection of open source tools available to organizations at no cost, ranging from powerful databases to data visualization tools. FME is fully capable of plugging into these tools to enable spatial ETL and data translations in an open source environment, just as well as it does in a proprietary […]