How FME Helps Education and Non-Profits

Research facilities harbour the minds of scientists and students that work to make life-changing discoveries. FME helps both campus planners and all those working to help the community by allowing them to transform their data to be more organized and meaningful.

Create Citizen Science Projects

Collaboration between members of the public and scientists is a great way to collect large amounts of data about specific topics. Distribute custom maps of your survey area to volunteers so they can collect the data you need. Process this information by converting it into the format you need and integrate it into your analysis applications.

Use and Distribute Open Data

Creating open data portals to share raw data, reports, and other files will help to maintain transparency with those interested in your endeavours and inspire others. With workflows that can run automatically, you can have reports created and data organized while you’re out in the field learning more about your cause.

Plan Your Campus

University and other education campuses are made up of buildings, transportation networks, and outdoor spaces, all of which are interconnected. Integrate BIM, CAD, GIS, and even indoor mapping data to gain a broad understanding of your campus and help to increase the student experience!

Bring Systems Together

Open source software programs are great because they are one, free, and two, have various capabilities. Convert your collected data from proprietary formats into formats compatible with programs like Mapnik, PostGIS, Google Earth, or Blender to create impressive presentations all while saving time and money.

Customer Stories

Saint Leo University

The MangroveWatch project from Saint Leo University uses FME to process images and videos of shorelines submitted by volunteers. By using workflows to break down videos into still frames and then matching them to specific locations, scientists can easily assess the ecosystems and make recommendations for preservation.

| Saint Leo University uses an FME Education Grant License.

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The Community Mapping Network

Sharing natural resource information through maps is essential for resource planning and restoration. With FME, the Community Mapping Network is able to integrate data from various sources, validate and correct errors, and make it accessible with their online mapping system.

| The Community Mapping Network uses an FME Research/Non-Profit Grant License.

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Denver Public Schools

By integrating school enterprise data with geospatial data, Denver Public Schools was able to help students thrive based on their needs and proximity to school programs. FME was the perfect tool for this ETL task. The ability to put these two disparate datasets together makes accessing and analyzing data in SQL Server simple and more effective.

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The Garden Dynamics Project

Soil conditions, drainage, and sunlight are all important variables that contribute to how well your garden thrives. FME was used to integrate data on these variables along with plant species information from various databases to create detailed garden plans in various locations.

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What People are Saying About FME

  • "Using FME to create a visualization of patients’ vision has been helpful in not only allowing us to see changes over time, but also in explaining to patients what the test results are."

    Jasleen Kaur Jolly, MSc MCOptom, Oxford Eye Hospital
  • "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
  • "I’m often asked why I love FME. There’s three things. The great support, it’s cost effective, and the solution worked."

    Brad Mason, The Community Mapping Network
  • "We were able to create an FME workspace that did exactly what I needed, in less time than Python."

    Aaron Cheuvront, CAD/GIS Program Manager at the University of Washington

Related Resources

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Webinar Stories From the FME Grant Program Watch and Learn
Article Why You Should Care About Spatial Data Learn More