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No more Hand-drawn maps

The Challenge

Dorset Council wanted to map the rural roadside verges in its county so that it could speed up the process of deploying contractors to cut and maintain them. The Council were previously using hand-drawn maps to get costings and instruct contractors for each job. This was a slow and labour-intensive task. The risk of human error/misinterpretation also meant that jobs were not always accurately costed, making it hard to budget for the work.

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The Solution

The team used FME to accurately identify roads and paths with verges, outside of town boundaries that required cutting and maintenance. Using polygons, FME was able to identify a metre-wide area to each side of the road and estimate the work required to cut these verges. This calculation proved to be more accurate than using hand-drawn maps, as the Council had been doing previously.

Dorset County Council improve the effectiveness of road verge maintenance with FME.

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.