How FME Helps Natural Resources

The environment is full of resources that help us in our day to day lives. To make sure we can continue to use these resources, we must learn as much as we can about the nature of them. By integrating various datasets with FME, you can understand these resources more clearly to help make decisions that are helpful to both people and the environment.

Understand All Perspectives

It is crucial that before natural resource projects are implemented that social, economic, and environmental concerns have been considered. Convert and integrate various data exactly how you need them to make sure you have as much data and information as you need to make the best decisions possible.

Automatically Generate Specialized Reports

Natural resources stakeholders vary from CEOs to scientists to members of the public. Each party has definitive interests and requires an assortment of information delivered in clear-cut ways. Generate specific reports with various pieces of information to ensure your information is communicated clearly no matter who you’re speaking to.

Assess Spatial Variables

To make use of a natural resource you must understand the environmental and spatial variables around it. Use satellite imagery or other geospatial data in raster or vector formats to get a full understanding of a natural resource. Share these maps with those in the field so that they are informed of their exact surroundings.

Embrace Online Data Distribution

There is plenty of rich data that can (and should!) be incorporated into the natural resource data that your team has collected. Once data has been consolidated, you can also share your finalized data, reports, or even visualizations with the public as well. Re-use your workflows when needed to keep your data structure consistent.

Customer Stories

Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada began using FME in 1998. At first, FME was used for simple translations and cartographic processes but the team soon learned how much potential FME really had. FME Desktop now plays a key role in validation, integration, and the dissemination of spatial data. As a federal government agency which supplies open data to the public, it is vital that they have complete control over how this data is distributed.

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U.S. Forest Service

It’s no surprise that the U.S. Forest Service has various, complicated geospatial service needs. As an agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the USFS also has many partners and customers that they work with. To ensure that everyone’s needs are always met, they use FME Server to run powerful, sustainable, and efficient workflows that integrate disparate data and to generate reports.

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Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

To ensure that stakeholders are always receiving quality products, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry must manage thousands of entries on natural species in the province in an efficient and effective manner. The ministry is responsible for both the Natural Heritage Information Centre (NHIC) and Land Information of Ontario (LIO) which contains data that is collected both internally and externally. With FME Desktop they can automatically convert dataset and send them through QC workflows so that they’re ready for whoever needs them.

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What People Are Saying About FME

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"Where do we use FME? Everywhere. It’s really the main tool of the office. We’ve had great collaboration with Safe Software, and they’ve kept improving the product."

Jean-Marc Prévost, Natural Resources Canada

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