If you’ve used FME2011 - or attended our FME World Tour - you may have noticed a new transformer. It’s not often a single transformer gets a whole Evangelist post to itself, but this remarkable piece of functionality is going to be both popular with power users and simple enough for novices.
In my previous post about Workbench updates for FME2011, one item I deliberately missed out was the new tool for Feature Inspection. This functionality is designed to help in debugging a translation - whether it’s a problem with the workspace, or a problem with the data - and should be a great time-saver.
Since the Tester is consistently the most-used of all transformers we like to give it some care and attention for each release. For FME2010 the new ability was composite tests. For FME2011 the big change is a new set of predicates (test operations) that can be performed.
Read on to find out what this new functionality can do for you…
With the FOSS4G “conference” (for Open Source Geospatial Software) about to start in Barcelona, Spain, it seemed a good time to open my FME2011 coverage with an item about what updates and enhancements we’ve made specifically for PostGIS in our upcoming release.