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RouteFinder plug-in for MapInfo on laptop

Automated mapping data requests

It was taking-up significant amounts of time for Atkins to satisfy requests for Ordnance Survey (OS) data.

The team used FME Server to successfully automate the whole of their data request process. This included the processing of the data and the creation of an online ordering system. Within minutes of a request being received, the system now sends an email to the requester with a link to download the data in the format required.

The time saved by automating this process freed up the team to do even more valuable GIS analysis work.

Creation of an online ordering system

Atkins needed to create a portal to enable its clients to automate the design of water company infrastructure and non-infrastructure assets.

FME Server was used to create the web service for its ordering system. This included using it to display available assets for users to select from, and managing which orders were processed next.

FME Server saved the team 6 weeks in the development and testing of the online ordering system.

Provided functionality in a web-mapping tool

Atkins needed to build an interactive web-mapping solution to assist in the development of national and regional marine planning for its client. The tool needed to allow users to view different types of information overlaid on a map of Scotland’s territorial waters.

Atkins used an FME Server engine to power the online tool, also allowing administrators to upload new data to the organisations’ GIS database, and automate all future updates to the datasets.

The use of FME Server saved the team 40% in effort and time.

"FME Server allows us to innovate whilst keeping costs low."

Colin Henderson - Principal Consultant, Atkins

Atkins overcome multiple challenges with FME Server

FME® automates data manipulation and transformation

Data rarely arrives in your environment in a state that’s ready to use. The repetitive tasks required to get it into a usable form are laborious and costly. FME® automates these data manipulation and transformation tasks, leaving you to work much more efficiently with your newly optimised data set.

Here’s the problem; you have lots of data from lots of different internal and external sources, but managing it all can be difficult. You’re faced with a unique set of challenges that have a large impact on the way you work:

  • Driving value for your organisation by making the most of your business intelligence.
  • Managing the complex combination of data sources, formats and destinations.
  • Dealing with evolving data, resources and requirements.