Mark Ireland
   |    March 21, 2019    |    By Mark Ireland

Test Clauses Remade: Data Filtering in FME 2019

When we, at Safe, say that the Tester transformer is our most important, that’s only half the story.

It’s actually the dialog for test clauses that is important because it’s used in so many places in FME Desktop. That’s why if we make changes to that dialog – like we’ve done for FME 2019 – then it’s big news indeed…

Stewart Harper
   |    March 18, 2019    |    By Stewart Harper

FME Hub New Features

FME Hub has new features that enable you to start using new FME components more quickly, contribute content, and more. We launched FME Hub to enable our amazing community to share workflows and components with one another. We achieved this goal, with over 700 items available and thousands of downloads. But we also recognized that […]

Mark Ireland
About FME    |    February 7, 2019    |    By Mark Ireland

The Next Generation: Enterprise-Level Automations in FME Server 2019

Sometimes new FME functionality takes such a giant leap forwards that it improves older techniques by many orders of magnitude.

FME Server Automation is one such upgrade. It automates data-driven workflows using notifications, but also scheduled tasks and system events. And it does all that using an intuitive point-and-click, web-based interface. This article shows you how…

Mark Ireland
About FME    |    January 31, 2019    |    By Mark Ireland

Upserts and Dog-Walking: What’s New with Change Detection in FME 2019

To identify differences between two datasets you use a technique called change detection. Although there is a ChangeDetector transformer, previously an FME Hub transformer by the name of UpdateDetector was commonly used.

But in 2019 we have a great update to the ChangeDetector transformer that should make it your go-to transformer from now on…

Dmitri Bagh
About FME    |    January 23, 2019    |    By Dmitri Bagh

FME Does Computer Vision

FME 2019 can recognize objects in images, thanks to a new set of computer vision transformers. Here’s how you can train FME to recognize custom objects in large volumes of incoming raster data, with a downloadable example using stop signs. What do you see on this photo? You are probably more puzzled by the question […]

Mark Ireland
About FME    |    January 22, 2019    |    By Mark Ireland

Parallel Processing and FME: A Redesign for 2019

Parallel Processing can be a big deal in terms of performance. Modern computers have multiple cores and spreading processes over these cores makes the most of the available computing power.

FME takes advantage through parameters that define multiple processes. Plus transformers that parallel process also have an “Input Ordered” parameter, which is another performance-enhancing tool.

Except… we saw support cases and test results that suggested we ought to redesign the parallel processing setup; so for FME 2019 that’s exactly what we did!

Stewart Harper
About FME    |    January 16, 2019    |    By Stewart Harper

Introducing the FME Server Kubernetes Tech Preview

By deploying FME Server with Kubernetes, the most popular system for managing containers, large enterprises can easily maintain consistent FME Server deployments across the cloud. Here are some reasons why you might want to deploy FME Server with Kubernetes, along with resources on how it works and how to get started. What is Kubernetes? It […]

Nathan Hildebrand
About Data    |    January 16, 2019    |    By Nathan Hildebrand

New FME Tools for Cityworks Integrations

FME has been a staple in municipal GIS departments for a long time, shuffling data from system to system, format to format, and performing spatial and non-spatial transformations along the way. But the potential of the FME platform is not fully realized until we take into account all the non-traditional or non-GIS formats and systems […]

Jennifer Luther Thomas
About FME    |    December 21, 2018    |    By Jennifer Luther Thomas

FME Challenge: 12 Days of FME Hackathon 2018 Results

Once again this year we ran the 12 Days of FME Hackathon, giving the FME community the chance to submit a project of their choice (as long as it uses FME) for a chance to win this prize pack: It seems like you can group entries into 3 categories: holiday related (an FME based letter […]

Tiana Warner
About Data    |    December 17, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

7+ Google Fusion Tables Alternatives

For journalists and data professionals worldwide, Google’s announcement that Google Fusion Tables is shutting down means a lot of data will need to be migrated over the next few months. On a Panic Scale from 1 to 10 where 10 is “pass me a paper bag to breathe into”, this is maybe about a 5? […]