This presentation outlines the process of creating a province-wide cutblocks dataset using FME. In order to create a consolidated cutblocks dataset, data must be retrieved and merged from several different databases and geodatabases. Previous versions of the consolidated cutblocks layer were produced annually using python scripts. These datasets have been found to overestimate the size of individual cutblocks by merging the geometries of equivalent cutblocks from different datasets. To resolve this issue, FME was used to recreate a script which is more modular and easy to adjust than the python version. Throughout the process, lessons were learned about optimizing performance and avoiding memory issues while working with large provincial datasets.
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
FME World Tour 2016