Today I decided to examine if someone actually use our FLASH-application “OSM Extractor“. In short it’s a map with a simple user-interface to generate a Workspace for FME. The workspace is setup to extract OSM-data with the current bounding-box. (You can read more in the instructions). I was quite surprised to see that it’s used…Continue reading Lots of FME for extracting OSM-data!
Soon it’s over for one of the greatest achievements in mankind history. The last mission will be STS-135 for the space shuttle. As a space-nerd I will really miss this icon. Creating a custom transformer in FME (called Atlantis) is my goodbye to the shuttle. The transformer renders a PointCloud by using an embedded 3D-model…Continue reading New FME Atlantis transformer
1 hr recording from the FME 2011 launch – http://bit.ly/jB80wr As FME 2011 was launched in March the Safe Software crew took of for an epic World tour. The liftoff was in Vancouver. Some of us could not go there. But we did follow the livestream (of great qualit by the way. Check out the…Continue reading World Wide Podcast – FME 2011 Launch
Thanks to Graeme’s fantastic optical writeup I finally created a Workbench in FME. (Actually “Workspace” is the correct expression but rarely used…..) * For distance to the picture I decided to go with Graeme’s formula “(@Value(jpeg_exif_focallength) * 659.065) / 1000” * However, I did implement a formula “(4.1-0.0330*@Value(jpeg_exif_focallength))” for the width of the picture. *…Continue reading Finally: Using the FocalLength in FME
Preliminary results Here are som charts for the Tennisball test. We can clearly see that the distance to the picture is NOT a linear function. * Using no zoom (FocalLength 4.25 mm) means approx 3m to the picture (middle tennisball) * Using 6.4 zoom (FocalLength 27 mm) means approx 16-17 m to the picture (middle…Continue reading FME GPS Camera and FocalLength results
I need to use Focallength but it’s tricky. In my previous blog-post I confessed that I never really quite understood all the technical lingo with SLR Cameras. Today I realized that positioning pictures in 3D with FME still demands some knowledge about photo-lingo. Good thing I studied remote sensing 15 years ago then… So understanding…Continue reading FocalLength with FME – I challenge Camera Nerds
Bye bye SLR This weekend I decided to get rid of my Olympus SLR Camera and get something more mobile. Some major reasons for this: – My back sucks. Carrying lenses etc is just too much. – Honestly, I never really got into the SLR-thing. I always forget the P/M/EV stuff and go fully automatic.…Continue reading FME + GPS Compass Camera
FME 2011 brought the possibility to skin FME Desktop. This feature is something I needed for a long time ! I have been using FME almost every day for more than a decade with a smile on my face. Changing the appearance of the Desktop now and then would make the smile bigger! So today…Continue reading The Skinner Workbench – automate creation of FME Skins
Finally! Thanks Mark. The secret behind skinning FME is now out: http://evangelism.safe.com/fmeevangelist75/ Or in fmepedia: http://www.fmepedia.com/index.php/Theme /Darn. Will be a late nite again….
FME2011 is super! Hardcore FME’ers run the latest BETA all the time – and know this already (James Fee). It’s hard to surprise these FME superheroes when the actual release hit the news. They already benefit from the superpowers of XML-knowledge, debugging and 416 transformers while wrestling with more than 264 formats ! However, some…Continue reading FME2011 release – Will the secret identity of superhero sidekick lizard be revealed?