The FME World Tour 2016 kicked off today in Vancouver, BC, opening with a keynote from our co-founders Don Murray and Dale Lutz. They showed off some amazing new features in FME 2016.1, a release that proves to be just as exciting as a major FME “.0” release.

No FMEWT Kickoff would be complete without a room full of FME enthusiasts, Don & Dale banter, fun swag (plus sporks, of course), a beautiful venue (this year in the stunning Morris J Wosk Centre), good food, and a Minecraft story or two.

As in previous years, we broadcasted the morning keynote and will upload the recording for your viewing pleasure. (Check back soon for that.)

Fun Swag & Contest: FME Geocoins

FME World Tour 2016 Swag: Geocaching Coin

FME World Tour 2016 Swag: Geocaching Coin

This is in the running for Best Swag Yet. All FME World Tour attendees get an FME geocoin. These can be activated for geocaching, and if you tweet us a photo with the contest hashtag you’ll be entered into our FME Coins Tour the World contest. Check out the rules for details. You can see a couple of FME’ers have already participated!

(Note for geocoin owners: Don’t change the name of your coin when you activate it! The default name enables us to track it and put it on a map with all the other FME World Tour geocoins. We’re excited to see where they end up over the next year or so!)

Available Today: FME 2016.1 Release Candidate

Most of the day’s sessions showed off the latest abilities of FME 2016.1. Notably, several more formats can be read and written, including AVF, the format needed to enable a venue for indoor positioning through Apple Maps Connect. This release also has several new transformers for connecting with services and scripts (like Dropbox and R).

Download the FME 2016.1 Release Candidate

Don and Dale also showed off some impressive interface upgrades. Junctions, tunnels, and port reordering give users incredible power over the connection lines in their workspaces. Of course, as Dale warned, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Be careful when hiding those important connection lines!

Lots more updates have been made to FME Desktop, FME Server, and FME Cloud. Stay tuned for a blog detailing all of it once the official release comes. We’re expecting this to happen sometime this month.

Session Highlights

FME Around The World

This series of short talks outlines how FME is used to solve problems across the globe:

Photo by Owen Powell. This picture of Yosemite is actually not a picture, but a rendering made in Blender via FME.

Photo by Owen Powell. This picture of Yosemite is actually not a picture, but a rendering made in Blender via FME.

Your Data In Motion

These presentations focused on tips for getting the most out of your data and making use of the latest functionality in FME 2016.1:

Check back as the FME World Tour wraps up, because we’ll be sharing the slide decks for these talks.

FME User Presentations

We were lucky to have three guest speakers join us, and they shared some great knowledge and stories about how they’ve been using FME.

That’s A Wrap!

We closed the day with an interactive activity involving What3Words and awarded prizes for correct and creative responses. Sounds like fun, right? If you haven’t signed up yet for the FME World Tour stop in your city, it’s not too late.

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Tiana Warner

Tiana is a product marketing manager 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 and riding her horse, Bailey.


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