The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)

The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) was tasked with mapping Brazil at a scale of 1:250,000 to power strategic and environmental planning.

FME Desktop & Server were used to consolidate the data from five disparate sources, transform it into the required models, perform data validation, and share the resulting map with people across the country. The workflows run automatically, keeping the data up-to-date in two separate database – one formatted to meet government requirements, the other to meet industry requirements.

IBGE estimates that they would have required 30 staff instead of 3 to complete this project, had they not leveraged FME’s automation capabilities. Additionally, they anticipate replicating the project to other scales such as 1:1,000,000 or 1:1,000 easily with just a small change to the workflow.

IBGE is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, geodetic, cartographic, and environmental information in Brazil.

“I love FME because it’s a powerful tool, an amazing tool.” -- Rafael Reis, IBGE