Map Trawling the Web – the unusual way to geographic information

MapTrawler While experimenting with bbox.me, more than a year ago, I came up with an interesting search method, “Map Trawling.” In short the method can be described as: Find out placenames within a certain area. Feed all these placenames as keywords into a search-engine. The result is: Geographic information, Maps, Transit information, Municipal plans, Tourist…Continue reading Map Trawling the Web – the unusual way to geographic information

Finally: Using the FocalLength in FME

Thanks to Graeme’s fantastic optical writeup I finally created a Workbench in FME. (Actually “Workspace” is the correct expression but rarely used…..) * For distance to the picture I decided to go with Graeme’s formula “(@Value(jpeg_exif_focallength) * 659.065) / 1000” * However, I did implement a formula “(4.1-0.0330*@Value(jpeg_exif_focallength))” for the width of the picture. *…Continue reading Finally: Using the FocalLength in FME