Increasingly, clients of DeepOcean are asking for Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) compliant data as recent GIS requirements for data delivery in seabed survey projects become more standardized. STATOIL was among the first.

DeepOcean created an FME data workflow that is invoked in the background as users work in the DeepOcean DBMS system while processing data on a marine vessel. It integrates data from various sources including EIVA, AutoCAD, Esri Shape, Microsoft SQL and Excel, and ASCII, and converts them to comply with SSDM.

By building FME workflows, they were able to keep their existing database and workflow intact, and simply transform and reformat data automatically for delivery in SSDM. The process is easy enough for personnel without GIS knowledge. FME also opened many other possibilities including on-the-fly visualization of data and automated quality control procedures. Implementing FME removed the need to invest in development time to implement client requirements.

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What I like about FME is the flexibility to work with many different formats and coordinate systems, using either the intuitive interface for workflow design, or integrating this functionality inside an application, and even extending possibilities with Python and batch processing. FME is my tool of choice. Not to even mention FME Server, which makes everything much more powerful, especially in a multi-user environment. -- Stipica Pavicic, DeepOcean