The Council needed to perform a complex data migration project as part of a council-wide drive to make significant cost savings. The decision was made to shift their GIS over to OpenSource software offerings including QGIS, PostGIS and Geoserver. Not only would this reduce cost, it would enable the spread of GIS throughout the council by expanding to additional machines.
To make this happen, huge volumes of spatial data would need to be migrated between new and legacy systems. Teams were using a complicated and bespoke Python script for the migration process, but project deadlines were at risk as they struggled to work with this.
FME allowed the Council to:
In turn, the workflow processes enabled the Council to efficiently automate the migration of GIS desktop software to QGIS, increasing the number of desktop users at the Council from 6 to 14.