Location data pulled from the PDF allows me to create a map of Switzerland.
actual map of Switzerland for comparison.
$$$$$ (and teaching myself MATLAB because BSEE maors require it in almost every upper level class.)
What it does
PDF files posted by the Swiss government regarding the location and information regarding FM and TV towers are converted to a format capable of being input to a post processing system.
How I built it
Lots and lots of looops. (I know loops in matlab are bad, but so is reading a PDF file.)
Challenges I ran into
PDF files like to be incredibly irregular in how data is stored.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
Matlab syntax is savage.
What's next for PDF data with MATLAB
More data. More processes. Still can't tell you why.