FME 2011 World Tour

FME 2011 World Tour Presentations

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Safe Software Presentations

Revealing Your New Sidekick: FME 2011

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New Superpowers for FME Server

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Favorite Gadgets from the Superhero Armoury

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Atlanta

Jeff DeWitt & Ron Crenshaw, Georgia Power Company

FME and Utilities - A Tool for Every Trade

This presentation will focus on how the Georgia Power economic development group is using FME to create KML files to showcase available properties on the iPad and to create DWG files of contour lines from a web service to use for grading estimates on industrial properties.

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Eric Klein & Bill Bodinson, Critigen

Empowering Business Decisions Using FME Workbench

Using FME, Critigen developed a spatial analysis tool to perform repeatable, complex analysis on our client's 2 million acres of land to identify additional business opportunities. The tool leverages data from nearly 50 public and private databases and, because of Workbench's extended interoperability, it can incorporate these databases in their raw forms.

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Austin

Reed Whittington, GIS Interop Solutions

Processing Large Datasets for the National Broadband Map with FME

Attendees will gain insight into recent projects successfully delivered by Reed Whittington's GIS INTerop Solutions using FME 2011. Workflow patterns will be presented that have proven useful in processing very large datasets with FME for the NBM and FME Server integrations.

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Toni Jackson & Larry Phillips, San Antonio Water System

Using Data Interoperability to Realize Effective Data

This presentation discusses how San Antonio Water System improved data accuracy by using the ArcGIS Data Interoperability Extension to convert and integrate multiple databases and formats with varying schemas into a single Enterprise Geodatabase. The quality, accuracy and efficiency of the data increased by more than 40%. This increase in the quality of data has impacted the entire company.

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Calgary

Doug Cameron, Shaw Cablesystems

Conversion of CAD Drawings and Shape Files to Oracle Objects

Shaw is converting thousands of dwg and dgn drawings that contain infrastructure information into an Oracle database. Using third party software by Spatialinfo to load the CAD into Oracle and then using FME to do cleanup on that data.

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Ellen Styner & Kathy Irwin, MNCL

The Parcel Puzzle

In 2010, under Manitoba Hydro's GIS Integrated Property Parcel project, a suite of 20 unique FME workspaces were developed to translate over 850 data sets, creating a structured, seamless and consistent GIS parcel feature - something no other single agency had yet to accomplish. The presentation will highlight how the FME workspaces utilize numerous techniques to improve source data by transforming, conflating, edge-match snapping, converting line strings to true circular arcs, creating feature class annotation from CAD, mapping and standardizing attributes, and by harmonizing linear boundaries with underlying parcels.

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Victor Rutherford & Chuck Smith, Divestco

Synergy with FME and AGS

Divestco has a new version of our SynerGISite website which includes a web-map that consumes ArcGIS Server services. These services are kept up-to-date through a process with FME at its core. See the WorkspaceRunner transformer at work, as well as some others like the PythonCaller transformer which is used here to contact all parties responsible upon successful completion of the process and alert them in case of any problems during execution.

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Paul Wiles, STARS Emergency Link Centre

Reliability and Power of FME: STARS Air Ambulance Saves Lives

FME within STARS enables the end users to embrace technology by creating a seamless integrations of data types. This allows for organizations including emergency service providers to maintain levels of efficiencies, while performing their daily duties.

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Tristan Wright & Josh Goertzen, IHS

Ensuring Consistent Spatial Data Management with FME

IHS is a leading global data supplier, providing consistent, high quality data and decision-support tools to the energy industry. This talk will provide a look into how IHS deploys FME Desktop and FME Server across the organization to manage spatial content for over 250 data layers, and how the interoperability of FME and other database tools can provide a complete framework for spatial data management.

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Lindsay Young, Golder Associates Ltd.

Using FME to Create Vectors and Geometrics with Azimuths

The Cultural Group at Golder needed aid in reproducing locations of geometic shapes based on data collected in the field and delivered in spreadsheet format. As part of a mitigation strategy for archaeological sites that are stone features, detailed maps are required. FME Desktop workbench uses bearing and distances to calculate vectors. Once the vector is created, a geometric shape (ovals, triangles and rectangles) is created at the endpoint based on length, width & area. Finally, the shape is rotated based on the bearing that is value mapped into a degree.

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Will Meinen, Stantec

Ensuring Consistent Spatial Data Management with FME

By constructing a polyline grid and running it through a simple FME workbench, Stantec's Environmental Management group has created an efficient and scientifically defendable model to routing corridors throughout the province of Alberta.

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Houston

Jerrod Stutzman, Devon Energy Corporation

Ensuring Consistent Spatial Data Management with FME

FME Server facilitates the automation of jobs that update spatial data on a set schedule. One such job manages seismic data in SDE for Devon's IDS (Information Delivery System), allowing end users to request and download data from a web mapping environment.

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Reed Whittington, GIS Interop Solutions

Processing Large Datasets for the National Broadband Map with FME

Attendees will gain insight into recent projects successfully delivered by Reed Whittington's GIS INTerop Solutions using FME 2011. Workflow patterns will be presented that have proven useful in processing very large datasets with FME for the NBM and FME Server integrations.

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New York

Daniel Feinberg, Critigen

Ensuring Consistent Spatial Data Management with FME

The Colorado North Central All-Hazards Region, including the Denver Metropolitan region, required a set of standard processes to share spatial data, as well as a set of core technologies to facilitate that data sharing, in support of regional emergency planning and response activities. Critigen enabled the required capabilities using a suite of technologies including FME.

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Ottawa

Daniel Pilon, Natural Resources Canada

Using FME for Topographical Data Generalization at Natural Resources Canada

To meet increasing and diversified user needs for geographic information, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) must produce and maintain geographic data at multiple scales. To automate the generalization process NRCan is using an approach based on FME and MetaAlgorithms.

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Todd Lewis, TerraLogik Information Systems Inc.

Use FME To Efficiently Create National-Scale Vector Contours From High-Resolution DEM Data

TerraLogik was contracted by NAV CANADA to generate a 1:500,000-scale topographic base from 1:50,000-scale data for use in aeronautical navigation charts. TerraLogik used the raster analysis tools in FME, coupled with custom Python code and the GDAL open-source library, to create generalized contours at 1:500,000 scale from 1:50,000-scale DEMs covering Canada and the Northern United States. See how the WorkspaceRunner is used to perform this process - and reduced processing time from 24 hours to 1 hour per chart.

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Stephen Perkins, City of Ottawa

Processing Large Datasets Using FME for Surveys and Mapping

At the City of Ottawa, Surveys and Mapping routinely handle very large datasets. Monthly deliveries of updated property fabric and title records in both CAD and GIS transaction format are processed for Corporate consumption. FME allows for a mostly automated load, verification and export process handling well of 2-1/2 million features at a time.

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San Diego

Shannon Holland & Marc Flores, BAE SYSTEMS

SOCET GXP and FME, Creating an Integrated System for Geospatial Analysis and Data Conversion

SOCET GXP is a geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) tool that uses imagery from commercial, satellite, and tactical means to identify and analyze ground features. SOCET GXP Version 4.0 will be integrated with FME Desktop 2011 for spatial data conversion. By integrating with FME, the SOCET GXP staff can focus on developing new tools for geospatial analysis.

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Bruce Harold, Esri

Using FME inside ArcGIS - an Introduction to ArcGIS Data Interoperability

An introduction to the ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension, showing support for direct read and write of non-Esri formats, plus the power of Spatial ETL tools within the Esri geoprocessing environment.

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San Francisco

Shannon Holland & Marc Flores, BAE SYSTEMS

From Oracle Spatial to DGN Using FME Server and WeoGeo.com

San Jose Water Company has built a solution that allows us to transform Oracle Spatial data in Microstation DGN files using a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of FME Server. The FME Server access and APIs are provided by WeoGeo.com.

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Adam Lodge & Jeff Smith (Farallon Geographics ) & Gerald Gloskin (ISO)

Developing Geo-enabled Business Intelligence with FME Server

Farallon and ISO are working together on a prototype application that uses FME server to consume services generated as output from Viador as source data, uses FME's dynamic schema capability to join the results of those services to GIS layers, and then serves those results to an OpenLayers-based visualization platform.

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Toronto

Doug Seaborn, Seaborn GeoSystems

FME: The Catalyst for a Multi-Participant Hazardous Spills Database for Peel Region

In 2009, three municipalities comprising the Peel Region joined forces with two Conservation agencies to fund the development of a Spills Decision Support System to protect their 10 million population and threatened environment from hazardous materials [500 incidents a year]. The supporting database, hosted entirely by Peel Region on Oracle Spatial, includes topography, thoroughfares, all properties, hydrology, sub-surface storm sanitary and water systems throughout the 2,000 sq km region.

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Shideh Habibi, Utility Solutions

Confident Data Integration and QC with FME

Utility Solutions have used FME over the last two years to perform asset type data transfers between different GIS data formats such as CAD and GIS. They found the existing tools in FME are very useful for data analysis and quality control. Their primary usage of FME is for automated QC, data conversion and data extraction at a low cost with a high level of confidence.

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Vancouver

Michael Grant, BC Transit

Improving Information Usability at BC Transit

Through examples and demonstration this presentation discusses how BC Transit applied spatial data transformation processes to three projects in order to improve data access, understandability and overall usage - all while ensuring high quality, accurate information results.

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Dan Campbell, City of Vancouver

Confessions of a Non-Power User

This presentation is about how a non-power user can still accomplish a lot using FME. The emphasis is on how the City uses FME to support and develop their City 3-D model, touching on 3-D PDF conversions, generating object data from 3ds Max files, working with LiDAR, and dealing with the problems of georeferencing.

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David van Blankenstein, Forte Consulting Ltd

Doctored StrangArc: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Workbench

A (possibly) humorous discussion on the evolution of GIS, FME and Workbench. Having observed first hand the evolution of GIS and technology over three decades my initial reaction to the workbench was "What is this for? Why do we need the Workbench? Mapping files are great! What next? Full screen editors? ". Well, I am a convert now and here is why.

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Jim O'Leary, City of Vancouver

Improving Python Productivity with FME

FME now includes Python as a scripting language. This presentation shows how to add Python to FME scripts in order to perform operations that would be difficult or impossible with FME alone.

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Washington, DC

Tom Roff & Shuqing Wang, Federal Highway Administration

Highway Performance Monitoring System Implementation Using FME

The Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) is a data program at the Federal Highway Administration that tracks performance on the inventory of US highways. Last month, HPMS was updated to a spatial model that ingests State DOT Networks into a common database environment. This presentation will provide background to the HPMS program and the effort to transform State DOT highway networks into a national dataset using FME.

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Daniel Feinberg, Critigen

Enabling Regional Interagency Spatial Data Sharing Using FME

The Colorado North Central All-Hazards Region, including the Denver Metropolitan region, required a set of standard processes to share spatial data, as well as a set of core technologies to facilitate that data sharing, in support of regional emergency planning and response activities. Critigen enabled the required capabilities using a suite of technologies including FME.

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