It is a very exciting time for Safe Software and the entire FME Community. We are having crazy fun building the FME 2019 functionality that will increase the reach of FME across all markets. We look forward to sharing that with all of you in 2019 as part of our annual in-person get together, the […]
After spending all of history mapping the outside world, focus is turning indoors. It’s about time. According to an NPA study, we typically spend 90% of our life inside—and given the size of some airports and malls, I’m sure we’ve all ended up in Narnia while walking circles at some point. But indoor mapping is about […]
Posting a file of updates to a database is a common requirement. FME can be used to do this very easily, and this article shows how, with several practical examples. Unlike many of my blog posts – which often read like a courtroom novel – there is no theory or cross-examination; just the basic facts to get you started on database updates with FME.
Learn how to generate 3D data visualizations that anyone can view in a web browser. Cesium ion support is now in FME 2019.0 beta. Watch our webinar to learn more. As informative as large 3D models are, sharing them can be a pain. It’s not like you can assume everyone has Revit installed. This is why web […]
We are excited to announce a new series of tutorials on the FME Knowledge Center with step-by-step instructions for accomplishing 38 common GIS tasks. With over 450+ transformers built into FME Desktop, it can be hard to know which transformer is the best for the task at hand. The How Do I Do That in FME series […]
When the Government of Canada pledged $950 million toward economic innovation last year, businesses and institutions across the country came together and pitched their strategies. In February, five superclusters were selected for funding, one of which was BC’s Digital Technology Supercluster. The goal: to accelerate tech growth in natural resources, precision health, and industrial sectors. […]
How to bring your indoor space into Augmented Reality using a smartphone, a measuring tape, a secret ingredient, and FME. Get the step-by-step the workflow and watch how AR Wayfinding looks in our office. The excitement about FME AR is really high. It is understandable – a possibility to see something that is not really there […]
Faced with migrating 18 years worth of cases from Bugzilla to Jira, the Safe Software development team built four FME workspaces to do the job. Read on to learn how FME tackled this massive data migration undertaking. Times are changing, and so are we. Over the past year and a half, the Safe Software development […]
FME 2018 Infinity War: How Automatic Tolerance Defeats Infinite Precision without a Snap – but with Anchored Vertices!
FME 2018 introduced tolerance parameters to a number of transformers. The parameters look straightforward, but there’s a lot more to them than you would think. In actual fact, they amount to a complete change in philosophy in how FME processes geometry!
Read on to find out what it means for your data…
Augmented Reality, Spatial Data, and 3D Models: Making your own AR models using FME’s “fmear” format.
This blog has already looked at augmented reality, the fmear format, and the FME AR app, so why another article?
Well, I wanted to go into how to make models for FME AR, and since the app is now available for Android as well as iOS, this seemed a great time to do that. It turns out that FME plus AR provides many more uses, with many more types of data, than you might expect…