I'm fairly new to blender, but I've been impressed with the rendering/python/game engine/much more. With these tools, it seems like Blender would be a natural for visualizing many types of data (similar to data explorer http://www.opendx.org/). Before I go and possibly recreate the wheel, can anyone point me in the right direction for:
[>] Converting data into a format that Blender can read (database/spreadsheets with rows and columns of data)
[>] Using the game engine for data fly-through
[>] Pulling in G.I.S (Geographical Information System) data (polygons/points/lines with elevation/counts/dollars or some other kind of data linked)
Thank you much for any help you can provide.