Author:
Mark Ireland

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…

Author:
Mark Ireland

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…

Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    August 27, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

FME 2019 Beta now available – Here’s what’s coming

Buckle up! There’s a lot on the roadmap for FME 2019, from an embedded FME Data Inspector to a web-based Workbench. These updates have been years in the making and we’re looking forward to sharing them with you. Read on to find out what our developers have built so far. Try out FME 2019.0 Beta […]

Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    August 21, 2018    |    By Mark Ireland

Precision Workspace Design: Alignment of Canvas Objects in FME 2018.1

With FME2018.1 available, there’s a small, but useful addition to the Workbench alignment tools, for GeoHipsters crafting artisanal FME workspaces. If you are – like me – a workspace design perfectionist, you’ll love this little update.

But first, of course, this article looks at what I mean by object alignment, and why you should care…

Author:
Dmitri Bagh
About Data    |    August 13, 2018    |    By Dmitri Bagh

How to Bring 2D Data into CesiumJS

With CesiumJS, you can create a web visualization to display your geospatial data in a browser—making it easy to share your data with anyone, anywhere. Here are the steps I took to prepare 2D building footprints for a 3D CesiumJS web visualization. Download the workspace and play with the output below. Source Data: 900 MB of […]

Author:
Gerhard Fischl
About FME    |    August 9, 2018    |    By Gerhard Fischl

FME Cloud Upgrade: New Instance Types

As Amazon Web Services offers better price-performance with new ec2 instance types, we continue to upgrade the instance types available in FME Cloud, the hosted version of FME Server. At the end of 2017, Amazon Web Services released the next Generation of General-Purpose EC2 Instances. This spring, we upgraded all FME Cloud instance types except […]

Author:
Sam Walker
About FME    |    August 8, 2018    |    By Sam Walker

FME for Higher Education: New Data Integration Training Module

Over the years, Safe Software has established strong relationships with higher education institutions like the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Today, instructors in higher education institutions around the world teach FME. However, instructors often have to develop their own FME educational content. To address this challenge, we are now developing training content specifically for higher […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    August 7, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

Extracting Geospatial Data from PDFs: Top 3 Challenges

You’ve been given a dataset that promises to contain valuable information. It’s got maps, measurements, CAD drawings—everything you need to do a great job! Except (sad trombone sound) the data is in PDFs. PDFs!  What In The Name Of Adobe are you supposed to do with that? Open 500 files and manually punch every number […]

Author:
Mark Ireland

If you haven’t noticed by now, two of my big passions are spatial data wrangling and football (soccer). I’m quite surprised that it’s been three years since I delved into this subject, so here’s an update for 2018. The football thing is fun, and I do hope some non-FME’ers find their way here for that alone. But the real point is how well FME does at data integration, data transformation, automation, web services, and much more. It’s so efficient in fact that I spent longer writing this post than using FME!

Author:
Mark Ireland

FME 2018.1 introduces the ability to carry out convolution. Convolution is a mathematical operation carried out on raster features using what are known as filters. FME makes the process easy with predefined filters built into the new RasterConvolver transformer, but also lets you experiment with custom filters. So read on to find out how…