Author:
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 […]

Author:
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 […]

Author:
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? […]

Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    December 13, 2018    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2019 Sneak Peek: Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a technique for computer learning of natural human language. Technically, natural language is any normal language that has evolved, to be used in a natural way of speaking. So NLP is all about understanding and processing human words.

This article shows one particular aspect of NLP: the ability to mine information and categorize it, based on prior examples. FME2019 will include two new transformers

Author:
Ada Lee
Author:
Dmitri Bagh
About FME    |    December 11, 2018    |    By Ada Lee and Dmitri Bagh

Next Stop, Safe Software HQ

We’ve moved! After 20 years of great memories at our previous location, we decided to move to a bigger, better, and brighter space to accommodate our growth. After a month of auctioning off items for a good cause and a flurry of packing, we moved into the new Safe Software HQ on December 10, 2018. […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    December 3, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

8+ Ways to Visualize Geospatial Data in a Web Browser

By creating a web map or 3D scene using a web visualization library, you can share your geospatial data with anyone using a URL. Here are a few available tools and a step-by-step guide to creating a visualization. See live demos in Wednesday’s webinar. The data visualization libraries we’re about to explore have the power […]

Author:
Jennifer Luther Thomas
About FME    |    November 30, 2018    |    By Jennifer Luther Thomas

FME Holiday Hackathon 2018

After the success of last year’s “FME Challenge: 12 Days of FME Hackathon”, I am pleased to announce that we’re doing it again this year! If you missed it last year, the idea is that we give you 12 days (starting right now!) to work on and submit a project to the FME Knowledge Centre. All you […]

Author:
Jennifer Luther Thomas
About FME    |    November 27, 2018    |    By Jennifer Luther Thomas

Going…going…gone! Automating an Auction with FME Server

If you’re a long-term fan of FME or follow Safe Software on social media, there are probably three things you already know: We really like eating our own dog food. We like donating to charity/giving back to the local community. We’re moving to a brand new office in December 2018. As anyone who’s moved house […]

Author:
amanda.chew
About FME    |    November 21, 2018    |    By amanda.chew

What We Have is What We Give – Safe and the Children’s Health Centre

Philanthropy is a core part of our culture here at Safe Software. Since opening up shop 25 years ago, Don and Dale have strived to do right by their community. Whether it is supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Light the Night Walk or matching donations for various initiatives near and dear to Safers’ […]

Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    November 14, 2018    |    By Mark Ireland

The Fitness Measurement Engine: FME, Fitness Trackers, and other Internet Devices

Of all the IoT (Internet of Things) devices available, a good many of them are designed for measuring fitness and tracking activity. Even if you don’t wear an activity tracker, look around your colleagues and you’ll very likely see someone wearing such a device.
Combine that with FME’s capabilities – to read IoT data, process it, and push it to an output format or notification – and what do we have? This article on FME and fitness trackers.