Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) wanted to provide passengers with indoor mapping data via their mobile app.

Using FME, they combined source data from Maximo with CAD. The FME workspaces standardized and performed quality assurance and validation checks (QA/QC) before converting the data into an ArcSDE GIS database.

They published FME workspaces to FME Server to nightly filter, convert, and aggregate floor spaces into new datasets (ArcSDE) that only contain public spaces of the airport, and convert this dataset into GeoJSON for delivery into the YVR Digital Gateway, an enterprise service bus deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This dataset is then used for the creation of three final products: the 3D interactive indoor map in their app, an AVF (now IMDF) dataset they submitted to Apple, and a leaflet indoor basemap for yvr.ca.

YVR is one of the first to provide its indoor mapping data to Apple Maps, and its GIS team has proven their innovation by providing a variety of ways to navigate the public indoor spaces of the airport using digital technology.

Vancouver International Airport, Canada, serves over 22 million passengers per year, and has won the SKYTRAX Best Airport in North America award for eight years running.

“I love FME because it just makes my job easier every day.” -- Carlos Silva, Vancouver International Airport