The average length of a Transformer name is 16

At different FME-events we sometimes play the game: – What is the most complicated name of a Transformer? Different answers from time to time but my personal favorite is “RasterBandInterpretationCoercer”. So I decided to gather som stats on my own. As always there are no better way than using FME for this. I quickly created a […]

League of FME Certifications

While watching my favorite steampunk series, League of Steam, I came to think of the last Olympics medal table and how some smaller countries don’t really stand a chance against the big ones: Picture 1.  Olympic table 2012    Knowing that Sweden and Canada are FME dense countries I suspected that this could be reflected […]

Plenty of FME 2013 Worldtour stops

The FME community always shows a good spirit and enthusiasm. This spirit nourishes ideas and leads to new cool features. Yesterdays livestream had a few technical problems but following the tweets, blogging & evangelism made it fun as always. You can also find the presentations here. But wait – there’s more! Plenty of World Tour […]

Reading Apache logs with FME2013

Now and then I check how http://bbox.me/osm is being used for generating workspaces. I normally do this by parsing the log-files that the Webserver Apache produce. They look like this:                         The “.gz” extension shows that they are GNU Zipped (compressed). I used to […]

Tracking Tweets with FME

The TweetSearcher in FME runs a search for Twitter entries. By entering a coordinate You can also request geocoded tweets within a specified searchradius. As the Swedish Christmas Goat succumbs to flames (once again) I came up with the idea to investigate that specific area – in Gavle Sweden. So I quite easily created a […]

Getting a boundingbox into FME 2012

How many times have this happened to You? 1. You need a boundingbox. Possibly to query a database or maybe call a WMS service. 2. You open a map somwehere on the internet or maybe in another GIS-tool than FME. 3. You locate Your area of interest and manually note of the corner coordinates -the […]

Using FME and OSM to create Li(E)DAR

Would You like to play around with LiDAR and FME? Have no data for testing? By using the “OSM Extractor” to get OSM data (buildings+roads) and combining it with SRTM data I’ve come up with something that (sort of) looks like LiDAR data. By applying the PointCloud trix by Dmitri at Safe I produced LAS […]