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Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    September 20, 2017    |    By Mark Ireland

FME and the Minimum Spanning Tree (a folk-tale with a happy ending)

I’d never heard of a Minimum Spanning Tree until a user asked about them (it almost sounded like the title of a fairy tale or a children’s book) but they have lots of uses and – as a colleague demonstrated – a handy integration with R means FME is more than capable of creating them.

Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    September 18, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

FME Behind the Scenes: L10n and Learning Curves

When designing and developing technical software, it’s vital to put effort into minimizing the learning curve. For FME, we try to remove as many barriers as possible for the user. Some steps in the learning process can’t be removed, but we can certainly help with language and regional complexities. That’s where localization comes in. Localization, […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    September 11, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Announcing Your New FME Community Champions

In 2015, we upgraded the FME user community and built the FME Knowledge Center. It’s grown into a buzzing network where FMEers around the world can exchange knowledge and develop their expertise. By creating a profile, users can contribute to the community and earn reputation points and badges. To help the community continue to flourish, […]

Author:
Robyn Jones
About FME    |    August 22, 2017    |    By Robyn Jones

Driving Change: Safe Software Sponsors Driving WinTech Community Conversation

This fall, Women in Tech World is setting off on a community-based research tour across Canada. As a non-profit initiative committed to elevating women in the technology industry, Driving WinTech will be travelling coast to coast, sparking discussions with 50 community forums in over 30 Canadian cities. As a company who strongly values inclusivity, we’re […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    August 21, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

My First Software Dev Position – What It’s Like To Be A Co-Op At Safe

Co-op students have been an integral part of Safe Software for over 20 years, contributing to core FME technology and often returning as full-time software developers. Adam Bignell is a student from SFU’s Computer Science program and has spent 8 months developing support for raster, point cloud, and other formats on our PVR team. Safe Software provided me with everything I didn’t know […]

Author:
Stephanie Warner
About FME    |    August 16, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner

ebook: Creating Web Connections

In the era of digital transformation, new web applications and services are being introduced at many organizations. You can use FME to connect to these web services and integrate their data and functionality with other web-based and on-premises systems. With Stephanie’s help I’ve put together a free ebook that outlines step-by-step how to create web connections. […]

Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    August 8, 2017    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2017.1: Yet Another Awesome Datetime Update

FME2017.0, in addition to the existing TimeStamper and DateFormatter transformers, gained a new transformer – the DateTimeCalculator – for carrying out temporal calculations. There were also new functions for datetimes built right into the text editor dialog.

In FME2017.1 the TimeStamper and DateFormatter transformers have been deprecated, and replaced with two new transformers: the DateTimeStamper and the DateTimeConverter, both of which use a new core datetime definition.

Let’s see what this means for you.

Author:
Riley Greene
About FME    |    August 1, 2017    |    By Riley Greene

FME 2017.1 – Worth the Wait

Okay. I know we’ve pushed the release date back a couple of times, (or more), but I think you’ll agree that the extra effort into the details made FME 2017.1 worth the wait. This release brings you even better remote sensing support, more powerful date/time handling, instant data inspecton, plus the usual new and upgraded […]