Having come into GIS in 2006–and FME soon thereafter—with an extensive software engineering background, I have been sorely missing several varieties of tools that enable best practices to assure software quality. A regression test framework is one such...read more
Modern geoSystems’ Kevin Weller achieves the coveted FME Professional certification, giving GIS, IT integration and automation customers access to industry-leading services and a broader scope of solutions.read more
I've just open sourced and uploaded a couple of new custom transformers that I have used in recent projects to the FME Hub: SQLiteSorter: A sometimes-faster alternative to the built-in Sorter transformer using a temporary SQLite database file, which has significantly...read more
Should we buy an off-the-shelf solution, or build a custom solution? This is a common question when embarking on a new software project. And it would be a completely valid question if it didn’t offer a fool’s choice1: the assumption that there are only two options...read more
Though I have attended (and sometimes presented at) several FME World Tour events over the years, this year (2017) marks my first official FME User Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. And I must say, I was impressed beyond expectations. The quality of...read more
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That is just as true for a well-rendered map. Even for online or non-retail businesses, visual representation of exactly where your customers (existing an potential), suppliers, field employees, transit corridors, assets,...read more
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