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Spatial ETL

Spatial Extract, Transform, Load, often abbreviated as Spatial ETL, is a reference to the tricky process of importing three dimensional objects into any virtual environment or toolset. Spatial data has a bewildering array of different, often incompatible formats. Perhaps more than any other type of data. Therefore, to load spatial data, you first must:

Extract: Determine what format the data is in, and extract it into memory.

Transform: Change the data from its native format, to one supported by your environment.

Load: Finally place the data within your environment as one or more objects.

Some engineering environments, such as CAD and CAM, go through this process each and every time they load a file. Others, are limited to only being able to accept a small number of formats, and Spatial ETL is the name of the conversion process in another program, before loading into the VR.

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Related Dictionary Entries for Spatial ETL:

Spatial Data Translation

Spatial ETL

Spatial Extract, Transform, Load


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Spatial Representation of a Virtual World
How do you perceive space and spatial relationships between objects in a virtual environment. Rather easily if you are setting out to replicate the physical world. But that is too easy, it loses so many of the true advantages of VR, where space is irrelevant, and every room can be a TARDIS. This article looks at mapping that kind of a mess, beginning with text worlds, where such spatial irrelevancy is at its highest.

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Great Buildings Online
3D spatial models of great, and historic buildings.

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MR Aquarium
MR Aquarium was demonstrated in 2008, as a spatial VR project using multiple magic symbol displays on walls and pedestals, to bypass the problem, of turning the HUD away from the magic symbol, at which point the AR disappears.

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Where am I? Using Feature Cues for Navigation
The brain is built to handle such a 3D world, and employs a number of tricks to counter disorientation. These are tricks we can utilise in 3D spatial simulations, to help minimise disorientation there; but first we have to understand what the brain's tricks are, and how they operate.

First printed in 2005, this book?s techniques are not exactly the cutting edge in terms of AR practices ? it hails from the first days of AR?s emergence. Even so, it is very comprehensive, and leads the reader from the first simple introductions, up to actual implementation of augmented reality for practical applications in immersive education and entertainment.


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People who process numbers spatially do this using an imaginary horizontal line along which the numbers are arranged from low to high, left to right. A non-spatial representation is also possible, by comparing numbers to other magnitudes su...

(Press Release) Sponsorships by the National Center for Simulation and the UCF Institute for Simulation and Training Highlight the Use of Geospatially-Enabled Simulators to Increase Homeland Security and Emergency Response Training and Prep...

Adult Entertainment titan Pink Visual is filming porn videos that can be viewed in 3D on iPhones encased in Wazabee 3DeeShells tailored for the popular Apple mobile devices by German firm Spatial View.

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Audio is a complicated business. Our brains keep track of sounds as they move around us even when we are moving around as well. Now, researchers from the University of California at Davis have designed a relatively inexpensive spatial soun...

The problem with spatial orientation is well known by any pilot. Remove the instrument display, take a plane into clouds, pull up swing to the side and spin for a bit, then ask the co-pilot to right the plane. The result? A lot of really, r...