WSP views FME as “THE” problem solving tool. They are using it to address a wide range of production and workflow issues that were too difficult to solve with CAD or GIS software.

Using FME Desktop to build workflows and FME Server for automation and sharing, they have conceptualized 3D site plans; performed coordinate system reprojections on LiDAR data; moved data between CAD & GIS systems while performing QC; and made archival data from all projects available in a single KML file where Trimble Job Book data, Georeferenced photos, Garmin GPX data, and more can be tracked and visualized by map navigation in Google Earth or via hot links in their Excel project management spreadsheet.

FME has made these projects possible, efficient to accomplish, and once the workflows are set up they run automatically.

WSP is ranked among the top 10 professional services firms in the world.

“We deal with a whole bunch of different types of data, and that’s where FME becomes a real key. I don’t touch the engineer’s data; I read it from FME and then convert it.” -- Tim Albert, WSP