2014 FME World Cup of DataThe 2014 FME World Cup of Data is here! 32 data formats in 8 groups will compete for data dominance. Pick the winners and you could win an iPad Mini or Apple TV!

325 formats competed in the qualifiers, but only 32 advanced to represent their group:

CAD Group

  1. Autodesk AutoCAD
  2. Bentley Microstation
  3. AutoCAD Civil 3D
  4. AutoCAD Map 3D
GIS Group

  1. Esri ArcGIS
  2. MapInfo
  3. Smallworld
  4. Intergraph
Database Group

  1. Oracle
  2. PostGIS
  3. Microsoft SQL Server
  4. Microsoft Access
3D Group

  1. LAS
  2. Autodesk Revit
  3. 3D PDF
  4. Collada
Cloud Group

  1. Salesforce
  2. Amazon DynamoDB
  3. ArcGIS Online
  4. Google Maps Engine
XML Group

  1. XML
  2. KML
  3. CityGML
  4. GML
Raster Group

  1. TIFF
  2. ER Mapper ECW
  3. JPEG
  4. PNG
Tabular Group

  1. Microsoft Excel
  2. Text
  3. CSV
  4. JSON

How will the tournament work?

Game Workspace for 2014 FME World Cup of DataMatches will take place in the form of an FME Workspace. The two competing data formats will enter the workflow with weighted odds based on how popular the format is in our usage statistics.

The more popular the format, the better the chance of winning – but remember that upsets are known to happen!

Tournament timeline

Group Stage matches will occur from June 2-9, 2014. Each day, one group will have 6 matches to decide which formats move on to the Knockout Round. The deadline to enter your picks is June 2 at 3:59am PDT / 10:59am GMT.

The Knockout Round will take place June 11-12, 2014, at the quick pace of a game per hour during the FME International User Conference 2014. (But don’t worry, you don’t need to be in Vancouver to win.)

2014 FME World Cup of Data calendar timeline

Make your picks: Which data formats do you think will win?

Submit picks for the 2014 FME World Cup of DataVisit the FME Cloud-hosted contest webpage to enter your name and make your picks. You have just under one week before entries are closed and the Group Stage begins.

Follow @FMEWorldCup and check the leaderboards to keep up to date with the tournament results, and see how you’re doing compared to other contest entrants.

2014 FME World Cup of Data prizes - iPad Mini and Apple TVWin prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the entrants with the top picks! Check out the contest webpage to learn how your points are calculated and read the full contest rules.


2014 FME World Cup of Data bracket diagram

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Tiana Warner

Tiana is a Senior Marketing Specialist at Safe Software. Her background in computer programming and creative hobbies led her to be one of the main producers of creative content for Safe Software. Tiana spends her free time writing fantasy novels, riding her horse, and exploring nature with her rescue pup, Joey.


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