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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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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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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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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 | […]

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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    November 6, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

Podcast: Machine Learning and Geospatial Data

Imagine being able to train your GIS to perceive and understand the world, and give you insights based on your data. Today, geospatial experts are using machine learning for: Analyzing big datasets (what do these 2 million points actually mean?) Predictive analytics (e.g. forecasting risk) Listen to the podcast with @mapgirll and me, where we […]

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Stephanie Warner
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Tiana Warner
About Data    |    October 30, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner and Tiana Warner

Infographic: Remote Sensing Satellite Providers

  See Also Unleash the Power of Satellite Images Integrate Planet Satellite Imagery Blog: 3 Inspiring Earth Observation Apps Built Using FME Cloud Webinar, Part 1: Integration for Planet Satellite Imagery Webinar, Part 2: Remote Sensing Providers

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Author:
Angus Lau
About Data    |    September 13, 2017    |    By Angus Lau

Augmented Reality for iOS: Making 3D models for ARKit with FME

Apple just announced that iOS 11 will be released on September 19, 2017. What’s so special about iOS 11 is it adds an amazing Augmented Reality framework, ARKit. It allows people to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. It has an accurate tracking of device movement. It can analyze the scene […]

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

3 Ways to Convert Raster Images to Vector for CAD/GIS

Extracting vector features from an image (or “vectorizing a raster”) involves converting groups of raster pixels into polygons. This is a common scenario for GIS and CAD workflows, and a challenging one. Maybe you’d like to digitize a scanned map, convert a DEM to polygons based on elevation, extract text from an image, or otherwise […]