The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Lantmäteriet (Swedish Land Survey) provided funding to Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU; the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) to make the country’s geographical data available for free to its researchers. This data is not free to the public, which had been a disadvantage to researchers, particularly those at universities without funding to purchase it. Even when purchased, data distribution had been awkward, often involving USB drives being passed around a team.

SLU used FME Desktop to build data distribution workflows, and applied the REST API in FME Server to make these processes available to researchers through a secure, user-friendly map-based web application. The country’s researchers now have free, centralized access to the Sweden’s geographical datasets.

FME technology made it possible to implement the online data distribution service, and deliver on the project’s one month deadline. It also provides the security to ensure that the data is only accessed by authorized researchers.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is a university with comprehensive knowledge of the sustainable use of biological natural resources, as well as of the environmental and life sciences.

“We had a really tight time constraint. We didn’t have time to go through training and read all the documentation. That the REST API was so well built with FME Server really helped us because it was so sane.” -- Jokob Lagerstedt, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences