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Managing Spatial Data for Telecommunications Using FME


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Presented by Darren Sutton of Telus
TELUS' Geomatics group has been managing spatial data from multiple sources for over a decade using FME. FME allows us to compile data in different formats into a repository and supports our data analysis, web-based GIS and cartography services.

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Managing Spatial Data for Telecommunications Using FME

  1. 1. FME in the World ofTelecommunicationsDarren SuttonBusiness Analyst April 24, 2012
  2. 2. Spatial Profile of a Telco Layout of Service Delivery Network  Backbone – Transport Network  Local Feeders  Customer Premises Equipment and “Last Mile”  Network Node Locations  Routers  Cross Connections  Multiplexers
  3. 3. Service Fulfillment Availability of products depends on the network  Distance to nearest multiplexer  Equipment available in the serving office  Network build out: are there construction costs?
  4. 4. Telco Network Layout ne Li er e io n rib br ut bs c Fi rib ne st l Su k bo l Di gi ta Ba c ca Di Lo My Router (Edge Device) Multiplexer My House Other Multiplexers Other Subscriber Lines
  5. 5. Construction and FacilityManagement Crossings and Construction Planning  How many customers may be impacted?  Is re-routing necessary?  Facility Management  Taxation – depends on municipality  Emergency planning – earthquake zone for example
  6. 6. Planning New exchanges may be built as cities expand  Each exchange has a maximum number of subscribers  As subdivisions grow, new exchanges may be required  New network build-out  New capacity build must take subscriber growth into account
  7. 7. Marketing Service footprint  Advertising wireless coverage  Advertising high speed internet footprint  Identifying underserved markets  Mapping underutilized network capacity  Where are there potential new sales with minimal overhead
  8. 8. From
  9. 9. Spatial Data Sets Design System Road network Municipal LotBlockPlan Provincial Township Grid Service address data Service area boundaries
  10. 10. Multiple Data Formats
  11. 11. Multiple Coordinate Systems LatLong WGS 84 10 TM 3 TMBC Albers UTM NAD 83
  12. 12. Spatial Database Needs Compile multiple data sets  Different proprietary formats  Different coordinate systems  Data Transformation Process  Automated  Repeatable  Customizable
  13. 13. FME’s RoleVendors SpatialPartners Data LibraryNetwork Design
  14. 14. Extracting Design Files Telcos share facility location data with cable locate service providers  Design files are segmented  Exchange information stored in separate database  One Call needs the legal location and location code – exchange name
  15. 15. Compile Design Files AggregateDesign Files and BufferTownship Grid Polygon Codes Clip and Spatial Join Grid CodesExchange Data
  16. 16. Geospatial Base Data Single Line Street Network  Road network from multiple sources  Alberta-wide address data  Geocoding reference  Load process for internal GIS application
  17. 17. Street Network Build ProcessDesign Files JoinAddressDatabase Clip andVendor Data Merge Street Network
  18. 18. Spatial Data Consumers Staff  Field Technicians  Crew Managers  Customer Solutions Engineers  Partners and Clients  Municipalities  Emergency Service Providers  Government and Utilities
  19. 19. GIS System Application Scheduled Updates Application Server FME ProcessesUser Web server Spatial Database Map Server
  20. 20. Spatial Data Delivery Scheduled Jobs VB Modules FME Processes Data Consumers Spatial Database Manual Components
  21. 21. Thank You! Questions?