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Nathan Hildebrand
About Data    |    January 16, 2019    |    By Nathan Hildebrand

New FME Tools for Cityworks Integrations

FME has been a staple in municipal GIS departments for a long time, shuffling data from system to system, format to format, and performing spatial and non-spatial transformations along the way. But the potential of the FME platform is not fully realized until we take into account all the non-traditional or non-GIS formats and systems […]

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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    December 17, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

7+ Google Fusion Tables Alternatives

For journalists and data professionals worldwide, Google’s announcement that Google Fusion Tables is shutting down means a lot of data will need to be migrated over the next few months. On a Panic Scale from 1 to 10 where 10 is “pass me a paper bag to breathe into”, this is maybe about a 5? […]

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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    December 3, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

8+ Ways to Visualize Geospatial Data in a Web Browser

By creating a web map or 3D scene using a web visualization library, you can share your geospatial data with anyone using a URL. Here are a few available tools and a step-by-step guide to creating a visualization. See live demos in Wednesday’s webinar. The data visualization libraries we’re about to explore have the power […]

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Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    October 29, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

Indoor Mapping your Venue with the new IMDF Standard

After spending all of history mapping the outside world, focus is turning indoors. It’s about time. According to an NPA study, we typically spend 90% of our life inside—and given the size of some airports and malls, I’m sure we’ve all ended up in Narnia while walking circles at some point. But indoor mapping is about […]

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Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    October 22, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

Visualizing Geospatial Data in a Web Browser with Cesium ion and FME

Learn how to generate 3D data visualizations that anyone can view in a web browser. Cesium ion support is now in FME 2019.0 beta. Watch our webinar to learn more. As informative as large 3D models are, sharing them can be a pain. It’s not like you can assume everyone has Revit installed. This is why web […]

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Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    October 2, 2018    |    By Tiana Warner

Innovating the Future with Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster

When the Government of Canada pledged $950 million toward economic innovation last year, businesses and institutions across the country came together and pitched their strategies. In February, five superclusters were selected for funding, one of which was BC’s Digital Technology Supercluster. The goal: to accelerate tech growth in natural resources, precision health, and industrial sectors. […]

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Author:
Dmitri Bagh
About Data    |    September 13, 2018    |    By Dmitri Bagh

DIY Augmented Reality Indoor Mapping for your Venue

How to bring your indoor space into Augmented Reality using a smartphone, a measuring tape, a secret ingredient, and FME. Get the step-by-step the workflow and watch how AR Wayfinding looks in our office.  The excitement about FME AR is really high. It is understandable – a possibility to see something that is not really there […]

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Author:
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 […]