(I've been sick this week, thus the unusual low amount of stories published… will catch up in the coming days)
Last Tuesday Safe Software announced version 2011 of FME, their popular spatial data transformation platform software.
Several geoblogs offers reactions. Of note, there is:
- James Fee points to the official guide to what’s new
- Directions Mag's informative Q&A with Safe's vice-president of development and co-founder Dale Lutz
- Spatial Sustain offers a long discussion on the point clouds and LiDAR support in the new version: "The 2011 toolbox gives users the ability to reproject point clouds, changing between coordinate systems and vertical datums. There is the ability to reduce the point density of a dataset. You can split out and filter point clouds by flight line, source, classification or return. You can clip out specific polygons (regular or irregular). You can merge point clouds together. You can both tile and mosaic point clouds. You can create surface models, draping raster and vector data. You can also inspect attributes of the point cloud."
- If you're fond of numbers, Mapperz offers an FME 2011 story through numbers