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Top 3 Everything FME of 2014

To close out 2014, we’ve compiled our most popular resources of the year, including videos, articles, and graphics. We included a few FME usage statistics, and even our favourite fun moments of 2014....
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To close out 2014, we’ve compiled our most popular resources of the year, including videos, articles, and graphics. We included a few FME usage statistics, and even our favourite fun moments of 2014.

Browse through the interactive slides to see the resources, and/or read through the list below.

Top webinars

  1. 5 Tips to Become an Esri Geodatabase Power User
  2. How to Load Data into Google Maps Engine
  3. The XYZ’s of Lidar: Lessons from 6 Point Cloud Wins

Top blog posts

  1. Using the Twitter Stream API to Visualize Tweets on Google Maps
  2. JSON Validator: A Comparison of Tools and Techniques
  3. Moving Data over the Web: AJAX vs. WebSockets vs. Webhooks

Top FME Channel videos

  1. How to Convert DWG to SHP
  2. Meet the Safe Software team
  3. Data Loader for Google Maps Engine

Top FME International User Conference 2014 presentations

  1. Opening Remarks – Don Murray & Dale Lutz, Co-founders, Safe Software
  2. Keynote from Boundless
  3. FME 2015 and Beyond

Top graphics

  1. The Ultimate Geospatial Data Validation Checklist (also on the blog)
  2. State of BIM Adoption in GIS
  3. How to do more with ArcGIS Online

Top eBooks

  1. The Ultimate Guide to CAD & GIS

(Ok, we only have one ebook so far. But it was pretty darn popular.)

Top slide decks

  1. FME Extensive Usage Inside the Mapping Production System of Natural Resources Canada (FME UC presentation)
  2. BIM and GIS Integration: A ‘How-To’ with FME (Webinar)
  3. MicroStation DGN: How to Integrate CAD and GIS (Webinar)

Top FMEpedia pages

  1. Which version of FME Desktop for Windows should I install?
  2. Python and FME Basics
  3. Notes on FME and Esri Versions and Compatibility

Top FME Community Answers contributors

These users have contributed most to our FME community, with over a thousand posts each!

  1. Takashi Iijima
  2. David Reksten
  3. Itay Bar-on

FME 2014 Usage Statistics

Top transformers

  1. Tester
  2. AttributeCreator
  3. Inspector

Most inspected in the FME Data Inspector

  1. Esri Shapefile
  2. AutoCAD
  3. FME Feature Store (FME’s internal format. This tells us that people are frequently inspecting their data intermediately before writing out to the destination format.)

Top formats

  1. Esri Shapefile
  2. AutoCAD
  3. MapInfo

Top Safe Software moments

So hard to choose, and all subjective, but here are 3.

  1. Don’s XML outburst at the FME UC (and further XML love declarations)
  2. Dmitri‘s Gävle Goat explosion that made the Gävle newspaper
  3. The most excellent data-driven artwork we saw in our Mapnik contest

Overall best person

  1. You!

Thank you for your support throughout 2014. What a year! Time for all of us to kick back by the fireplace and enjoy some holiday cheer before we come back for the big FME 2015 release. See you in the New Year!

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