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Author:
Mark Ireland
   |    September 22, 2008    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Evangelist#22: Anatomy of a Project and Reading Text Backwards

Contents:
Anatomy of an FME Project: Parts I and II
Creating Blank Workspaces
IGDS Tag Reading
Geometry Handling Parameter
Backwards Text File Reading

This FME Evangelist starts a series of items on building an FME project from scratch, has a simple time-saving tip for Workbench users, announces a new for 2009 MicroStation function, and explains how to examine FME log files by reading them backwards!

UNCAT
Author:
Mark Ireland
   |    September 13, 2008    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Evangelist #21: FME Workspace Examples

Contents:
Raster Alpha Band Compositing
Concatenator Example
Google Earth Time Spans and Hurricanes
OS Grid Square Converter

This FME Evangelist highlights a number of interesting examples of FME use, including information on how to track hurricanes, how to map Scottish mountains, and why a demanding FME user is like a Buddhist ordering a hot dog.

UNCAT
Author:
Mark Ireland
   |    September 2, 2008    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Evangelism #20: Usability Improvements

Contents:
1) Transformer Defaults
2) Sneak Preview: Options Dialog
3) Multi-Attribute Transformers
4) Recent Workspaces List
5) Science Lab: Thanks for the Memory

This FME Evangelist post is all about usability improvements that maintain the balance between flexibility and complexity. In particular there are some useful updates to managing transformers, a couple of GUI improvements, and a core change to memory management that will make every FME user happy!

UNCAT
Author:
Dale Lutz
   |    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 […]

UNCAT
Author:
Mark Ireland
   |    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.

UNCAT
Author:
Don Murray
   |    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 […]

UNCAT
Author:
Mark Ireland
   |    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.

UNCAT
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 […]

UNCAT
Author:
Mark Ireland
   |    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. […]