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Surveying the Trends in Geospatial
Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
Dale Lutz
Safe Software Inc.
FME 2011:
Makes you the Superhero!
Achieve Total Spatial Data Mastery
FME 2011:
Makes you the Superhero!
Achieve Total Spatial Data Mastery
In The Beginning
Canada Land Inventory (60s/70s)
Source: Geoff Zeiss
So On The First Day
Raster
Raster Review
Raster Review
• Orderly
• Well Behaved
• Regular
• Proper
• Multi-banded
• Wide Ranging Sizes
• Tiled
Raster Review
Raster Review
2.5
Million
Pixels!!!
On The Second Day
CAD GIS
• Terrain Resource
Information
Management
• 7027 1:20000 Maps
• Started in 1981
• Heavy use of
Microstation for
Digitizati...
40,000
(Features in a Dataset)
92b034
SAIF Format
1 of 2
92b034
SAIF Format
2 of 2
On The Third Day
Databases
1991
“Why use a standard
RDBMS for GIS?”
- Peter Batty
1993
“1995: The Year GIS
Disappeared”
- Doug Seaborn
SDBE
Spatial DataBase Engine
On The Fourth Day
Web / Cloud
Earthquake Visualization
(GeoRSS -> KML)
On The Fifth Day
3D & BIM
Take This…
…Specifically This…
33
Safe Software
And Make This
Or 2.5D
UMass Amherst
From CAD to 3D GIS
Shell
Data Integration to 3D PDF
Shell
Data Integration to 3D PDF
Barsebäck
Nuclear Plant
Decommissioning
Barseback
Nuclear Plant Decommissioning
Barseback
Nuclear Plant Decommissioning
On The Sixth Day
Point Clouds
Huge Data Volumes
FME 2011:
Makes you the Superhero!
Achieve Total Spatial Data Mastery
Over
One
Billion
Points
TopCon Example
TopCon Example
And After Six Days…
9 17
29
33
46
57
63
67
94
93
99
112
123
136
137
154
162
182
191
210
225
238
254
265
278
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
1.4.7 FME...
And On The
Seventh Day???
Video??
Red Hen Example
GPX & Quicktime
Sensors EVERYWHERE
Mobile
The More Things
Change,
The More Things
Stay The Same
Format Usage Patterns
60
Why Is Using All This
Data Important?
FME 2011:
Makes you the Superhero!
Achieve Total Spatial Data Mastery
Better Spatial
=
Better Decisions
“The world is getting
tougher and we
NEED TO
SMARTEN UP.”
- Ola Rollen
President and CEO
Hexagon
Contact
• http://www.safe.com
• http://blog.safe.com
• dale.lutz@safe.com
• @DaleAtSafe
Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds
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Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds

  1. 1. Surveying the Trends in Geospatial Data: From Pixels to Point Clouds Dale Lutz Safe Software Inc.
  2. 2. FME 2011: Makes you the Superhero! Achieve Total Spatial Data Mastery
  3. 3. FME 2011: Makes you the Superhero! Achieve Total Spatial Data Mastery
  4. 4. In The Beginning
  5. 5. Canada Land Inventory (60s/70s) Source: Geoff Zeiss
  6. 6. So On The First Day
  7. 7. Raster
  8. 8. Raster Review
  9. 9. Raster Review • Orderly • Well Behaved • Regular • Proper • Multi-banded • Wide Ranging Sizes • Tiled
  10. 10. Raster Review
  11. 11. Raster Review
  12. 12. 2.5 Million Pixels!!!
  13. 13. On The Second Day
  14. 14. CAD GIS
  15. 15. • Terrain Resource Information Management • 7027 1:20000 Maps • Started in 1981 • Heavy use of Microstation for Digitization (CAD) • Best mapped largest area (at the time) Example: BC TRIM
  16. 16. 40,000 (Features in a Dataset)
  17. 17. 92b034 SAIF Format 1 of 2 92b034 SAIF Format 2 of 2
  18. 18. On The Third Day
  19. 19. Databases
  20. 20. 1991 “Why use a standard RDBMS for GIS?” - Peter Batty
  21. 21. 1993 “1995: The Year GIS Disappeared” - Doug Seaborn
  22. 22. SDBE Spatial DataBase Engine
  23. 23. On The Fourth Day
  24. 24. Web / Cloud
  25. 25. Earthquake Visualization (GeoRSS -> KML)
  26. 26. On The Fifth Day
  27. 27. 3D & BIM
  28. 28. Take This…
  29. 29. …Specifically This… 33 Safe Software
  30. 30. And Make This
  31. 31. Or 2.5D
  32. 32. UMass Amherst From CAD to 3D GIS
  33. 33. Shell Data Integration to 3D PDF
  34. 34. Shell Data Integration to 3D PDF
  35. 35. Barsebäck Nuclear Plant Decommissioning
  36. 36. Barseback Nuclear Plant Decommissioning
  37. 37. Barseback Nuclear Plant Decommissioning
  38. 38. On The Sixth Day
  39. 39. Point Clouds
  40. 40. Huge Data Volumes
  41. 41. FME 2011: Makes you the Superhero! Achieve Total Spatial Data Mastery Over One Billion Points
  42. 42. TopCon Example
  43. 43. TopCon Example
  44. 44. And After Six Days…
  45. 45. 9 17 29 33 46 57 63 67 94 93 99 112 123 136 137 154 162 182 191 210 225 238 254 265 278 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 1.4.7 FME 2.0 FME 2.1 FME 2.2 FME 2.3 FME 2.3a FME 2000 FME 2000 SR-1 FME 2002 FME 2002 SR-1 FME 2003 FME 2003 X2 FME 2004 FME 2004 ICE FME 2004 ICE3 FME 2005 FME 2006 FME 2006 GB FME 2007 FME 2008 FME 2009 FME 2010 Beta UC Cut FME 2010 FME 2011 FME 2012 …An Explosion of Formats 1996
  46. 46. And On The Seventh Day???
  47. 47. Video??
  48. 48. Red Hen Example
  49. 49. GPX & Quicktime
  50. 50. Sensors EVERYWHERE
  51. 51. Mobile
  52. 52. The More Things Change, The More Things Stay The Same
  53. 53. Format Usage Patterns 60
  54. 54. Why Is Using All This Data Important?
  55. 55. FME 2011: Makes you the Superhero! Achieve Total Spatial Data Mastery
  56. 56. Better Spatial = Better Decisions
  57. 57. “The world is getting tougher and we NEED TO SMARTEN UP.” - Ola Rollen President and CEO Hexagon
  58. 58. Contact • http://www.safe.com • http://blog.safe.com • dale.lutz@safe.com • @DaleAtSafe

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