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Dmitri Bagh
About Data    |    August 13, 2018    |    By Dmitri Bagh

How to Bring 2D Data into CesiumJS

With CesiumJS, you can create a web visualization to display your geospatial data in a browser—making it easy to share your data with anyone, anywhere. Here are the steps I took to prepare 2D building footprints for a 3D CesiumJS web visualization. Download the workspace and play with the output below. Source Data: 900 MB of […]

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Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    August 7, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

Extracting Geospatial Data from PDFs: Top 3 Challenges

You’ve been given a dataset that promises to contain valuable information. It’s got maps, measurements, CAD drawings—everything you need to do a great job! Except (sad trombone sound) the data is in PDFs. PDFs!  What In The Name Of Adobe are you supposed to do with that? Open 500 files and manually punch every number […]

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Liz Sanderson
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Sam Walker
About Data    |    July 3, 2018    |    By Liz Sanderson and Sam Walker

Statistical Analysis via FME Hub Transformers based on R-rrr!

Ahoy, there! Prepare yourself for endless pirate puns as we set sail towards the statistical RCaller project taken on by a group of Safers. Every year for Innovation Daze, Safe’s developers (and often other teams) stop their regular work for one week to build their own passion projects using FME. This year, a multidisciplinary crew of pirates assembled to create […]

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Author:
Nathan Hildebrand
About Data    |    January 10, 2018    |    By Nathan Hildebrand

Making Sense of US Census Data With a New FME Transformer

Introducing the USCensusCaller, a new FME Custom Transformer. Here’s how to use it to leverage freely available US Census data, plus how it works, and why this matters. I have always been interested in demographic and geographic data. I keep a collection of atlases from past eras on my bookshelf just so I can pore […]

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Stephanie Warner
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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    December 21, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner and Tiana Warner

Episode 6: Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee — Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is a powerful new way to understand 3D data. Since FME is so good at transforming data and converting different formats, we wanted to see if we could display 3D objects created by FME in a custom augmented reality app. In this episode of Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee, we chat with Angus, […]

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Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    December 12, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Podcast: Automating Data for Smart Cities

A “smart city” is one that gathers data from digital sources, like sensors, cameras, energy meters, and other devices, and uses this to manage resources and make decisions. All of this real-time data then needs to be integrated, analyzed, and often shared in an online portal or app. In this week’s podcast (the final of the season), @mapgirll and I […]

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Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    December 4, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Podcast: Containerization (and why everyone loves Docker so much)

In this week’s podcast, @mapgirll and I talk about what containerization is, the appeal of it, and how people are using it to their advantage. Click to tweet | Download mp3 | Subscribe on iTunes What is containerization? A container is a bundle of everything an application needs to run. More than a zip file and less than a virtual […]

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Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    November 28, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Podcast: Awesome Stories of 3D Printing

3D printing is permeating every industry from architecture to filmmaking. @mapgirll and I highlight some of the latest commercial uses of 3D printing, including: Rapid prototyping — e.g. scale models Customized objects — e.g. shoes, prosthetics Mass production — e.g. car parts Reconstruction — e.g. paleontology, forensics … and a few pretty weird examples. We discuss how the technology works and how you […]

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Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    November 20, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Podcast: The State of Augmented Reality

What is Augmented Reality vs. Mixed Reality, and how are these technologies impacting different markets? @mapgirll and I discuss how the devices work, where this technology is today, and what’s currently being prototyped around the world. Learn how you can get started putting your data into an AR/MR device, and hear how Sweco uses FME to bring data types like CAD, BIM, […]

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Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    November 10, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Podcast: How Indoor Mapping Providers Work

Indoor mapping is being adopted by venues around the world, including airports, malls, universities, and museums. Not only does this help the public navigate large venues, but it also offers venue owners business intelligence by tracking foot traffic. Join @mapgirll and me in a chat about various indoor wayfinding solutions and how the technology works. Click to tweet | […]