Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has used FME software since 1998. Initially, it was used as a translation tool, but as they gained experience they began to integrate it within their cartographic production processes. Today, FME is a centerpiece for validation, integration, and dissemination of NRCan’s spatial data, including their GeoBase/Geogratis and WMS services which last year alone powered 8.5 million public downloads.
The staff used the graphical user interface in FME Desktop to build over 700 data transformation workflows. They also leveraged the Custom Transformer functionality to combine multiple pre-built tools into processes that could be used in multiple workflows. Their current project is to simplify their custom coded batch processing jobs by implementing FME Server.
FME is enabling NRCan to integrate data from multiple departments for sharing with the public in a way that is federal government compliant while streamlining the process and saving money.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is a federal government agency that seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products.