Global Information Systems – Merging CAD and GIS

Global Information Systems used FME to design a system that creates purpose-built alignment sheets for clients.

The pre-built tools in FME Desktop’s graphical user interface were used to create a workflow that reads data from Geodatabase, performs the required manipulating and formatting, and pushes the results to AutoCAD Map, allowing for any desired touch-ups.

FME provides a highly accurate, automated system to replace time consuming manual CAD drafting, expensive GIS options, and complex, proprietary applications. FME allowed the team to leverage best of breed technologies – both CAD and GIS – and provided a customized, maintainable, reproducible solution.

Global Information Systems provides the pipeline industry with solutions to manage asset data, business workflows, and regulatory compliance.

“Why did we use FME? We see it as the best of all worlds.” -- Eric Klein