If I told you I was an ‘FME Server Technology Expert’, would you know what I did every day? As experts it’s our job to know the product inside and out, so that we can best help our users be successful with FME Server. A lot of this is through helping people on live chat […]
Augmented reality is a powerful new way to understand 3D data. Since FME is so good at transforming data and converting different formats, we wanted to see if we could display 3D objects created by FME in a custom augmented reality app. In this episode of Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee, we chat with Angus, […]
Every time I’ve organised a hackathon I’m always so worried that no one will participate. Which is possibly the most irrational fear ever — I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like or want to build cool things with FME. The same thing happened with the 12 Days of FME Hackathon. Most of the entries didn’t […]
The best maps are those that embrace both science and art, making them both informative and eye-pleasing, both accurate and expressive. To make this happen, cartography has to include both automation and creative design— a process of gathering, filtering, manipulating, and styling data. The challenge is achieving all of this in a smooth workflow, one that’s repeatable […]
Let’s pretend you’re a city maintenance department responsible for recycling bins; or a utilities company putting temporary equipment into the field. You would certainly want to know where those assets are, and you’d want a way to identify them. You might even like a way to update their status when they’re moved, or to get help finding missing equipment.
Well I think you can do all that and more with a combination of FME and QR codes. So if you thought QR codes were of no interest or use to your organization, read on and I promise to show you something special that will change your mind!
A “smart city” is one that gathers data from digital sources, like sensors, cameras, energy meters, and other devices, and uses this to manage resources and make decisions. All of this real-time data then needs to be integrated, analyzed, and often shared in an online portal or app. In this week’s podcast (the final of the season), @mapgirll and I […]
This post about creating an FME Hub transformer for spatial sorting was what you call a long-burner, given that I started on the project 18 months ago!
But I persevered and am writing about it here because I think it’s a good example for various FME capabilities: Python scripting, affine warping, custom transformers, the FME Hub, and – perhaps most of all – a solution to sorting data by spatial location.
Swiss Army Knives All the Way Down We like to say that “FME is the Swiss army knife for your data”, on account of FME’s ability to solve so many different kinds of problems. Some of this power stems from FME embedding other tools with Swiss army knife qualities: GDAL, ODBC, and my favorite, JDBC. […]
In this week’s podcast, @mapgirll and I talk about what containerization is, the appeal of it, and how people are using it to their advantage. Click to tweet | Download mp3 | Subscribe on iTunes What is containerization? A container is a bundle of everything an application needs to run. More than a zip file and less than a virtual […]
I’ve been at Safe Software for over a year now, and wow that time has flown! Before I came to Safe, I’d seen through social media that they have internal events called ‘Garbage Daze’ and ‘Innovation Daze’, and now I’ve been here to see those events happen. However, what Garbage Daze and Innovation Daze have […]