FME 2013-SP2 has been released! It is 50 builds since SP1 was released; 50 builds that include a whole bunch of updates. Usually by now we’re mostly adding just bug fixes and minor updates - but for 2013 we’re actually adding some new functionality that we believe you shouldn’t have to wait until 2014 for.
So, here’s my rundown on the top 10 new items in FME 2013-SP2.
This post is a live-blog record of the FME World Tour 2013 event in Vancouver, taking place on April 16th 2013. Presenters from Safe are Don Murray, Dale Lutz, and Mark Stoakes. Customer presentations are by Jonathon McIntyre and Steve Bogart from i-open Tech.
Conditional Filtering is where the decision about which features are output to which connection is decided by some form of user-defined test or condition. The Tester is the prime example of this, but there are many other transformers for conditional filtering.
Because of this varied selection - and because of some excellent updates in FME 2013-SP1 - I’m going to try and explain which transformer to use and when.
It’s easier than ever to mash up a set of technologies, throw in FME Server as a geospatial engine, and produce a superb geospatial service.
But, when implementing a solution is this easy, sometimes coming up with the idea of what to do is the harder task. So, for once, I’m NOT writing this post to tell you how easily and quickly all this can come together! I hope you know that already. Instead, what I’m going to do today is throw out a bunch of ideas to fire up your imagination.
As FME2013 is released, I think the Smart Delete (Auto-Heal) function in Workbench will get a lot of attention, as will the GeometryValidator transformer, the Data Inspector table viewer, and new formats such as Socrata, Salesforce, SpatiaLite, and Ingres.
But, for FME power users I have another list of updates: “Key Functionality updates”. Each represents an explosion of opportunities to do new things with that particular tool. Click here to see what I mean!