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1 Sep , 2006 v FME Worldwide User Conference - Vancouver FME Idol

2 UC06 - Best Practice 2 The Challenge Most conferences have a paper map for attendees to pin-point their home cities. But not us! We aim a little higher! Create us an interesting dataset relating to the conference attendees. For example… A map showing the number of visitors from each country A map showing the number of visitors from each country A table showing the longest journey distance A table showing the longest journey distance The answer to whether any of our visitors come from twinned cities? The answer to whether any of our visitors come from twinned cities? Do whatever you can think of – use your imagination! And FME of course.

3 UC06 - Best Practice 3 The Datasets The Software you have includes FME, Google Earth and a web browser. The main datasets you have are… The main datasets you have are… Shape dataset: World map Shape dataset: World map CSV file: Conference attendees’ home cities CSV file: Conference attendees’ home cities Text file: World cities with geographic coordinates Text file: World cities with geographic coordinates Plus some interesting data files, some FME short-cuts and any information that you can locate on the internet Plus some interesting data files, some FME short-cuts and any information that you can locate on the internet You have approximately 40 minutes starting from…. You have approximately 40 minutes starting from….

4 UC06 - Best Practice 4 FME Idol Contestants and Judges Contestants Peter Lauland: Black-belt in Mapping File use Jason Birch: Known KML sympathizer SRG: SVG Assassin. Code-name: Saint FME Hans van der Maarel: xXx Judges Dale: German logic and efficiency Dmitri: Ruthless Russian know-how Mark: Witty (allegedly) British insults.

5 UC06 - Best Practice 5 Other Datasets By now the contestants will have browsed through their source information and found some optional datasets. What will they make of… CSV file: 2004 Olympic medal table CSV file: 2004 Olympic medal table CSV file: List of the world’s most liveable cities CSV file: List of the world’s most liveable cities Text file: List of world airports Text file: List of world airports CSV file: List of cities & their twin (sister) city CSV file: List of cities & their twin (sister) city CSV file: German English Dictionary CSV file: German English Dictionary (did we mention the main city list is in German?) PLUS – An FME custom format PLUS – An FME custom format This format will convert the world cities list into spatial features (bonus marks to any team that reads the data without using this)

6 UC06 - Best Practice 6 FME Idol Let’s check with the contestants. Dale, what’s the early work look like?

7 UC06 - Best Practice 7 While we wait… The FME Idol competitors are using FME and supplied data to produce interesting maps or statistics on the conference attendees’ home cities. So here are some of those cities… Calgary, Canada Dale’s home town – as it was in 1885.

8 UC06 - Best Practice 8 While we wait… Jannali, Australia The only photo on Jannali.com The FME Idol competitors are using FME and supplied data to produce interesting maps or statistics on the conference attendees’ home cities. So here are some of those cities…

9 UC06 - Best Practice 9 FME Idol Dmitri, let’s check back with the contestants. How are they doing so far….. Has anyone had to use the custom format yet?

10 UC06 - Best Practice 10 While we wait… Zoetermeer, Netherlands Winkelen in futuristisch Spazio The FME Idol competitors are using FME and supplied data to produce interesting maps or statistics on the conference attendees’ home cities. So here are some of those cities…

11 UC06 - Best Practice 11 While we wait… Nanaimo, Canada Bathtub racing capital of the world! The FME Idol competitors are using FME and supplied data to produce interesting maps or statistics on the conference attendees’ home cities. So here are some of those cities…

12 UC06 - Best Practice 12 FME Idol Mark, it must be time for an insult or two from our British judge….. from our British judge…..

13 UC06 - Best Practice 13 While we wait… Las Vegas, USA Surrey, Canada Munster, Germany Sorø, Denmark Redlands, USA Bradenton, USA Winnipeg, Canada Banbury, UK Kansas City, USA Eagan, USA The FME Idol competitors are using FME and supplied data to produce interesting maps or statistics on the conference attendees’ home cities. So here are some more of those cities…

14 UC06 - Best Practice 14 FME Idol Dale, are they nearly there yet…..?

15 UC06 - Best Practice 15 FME Idol And the winner is…..

16 UC06 - Best Practice 16 FME Idol Thanks for joining us folks, see you for Dinner at the Storyeum.


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