ISC and FME Data Translations An FME
Owen Spickard, Intergraph Services Company
Senior Image Scientist
Intergraph Services Company
ISC provides high-quality and cost-effective
mapping, charting, and imagery products for
government and commercial customers.
ISC is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Intergraph Corporation and was established
to provide solutions, products and services for
Services Provided by ISC
Database Design and Development
Map and Chart Production
Imagery Analysis and Interpretation
Lidar Post Processing
ISC’s quality management system has been
approved through the internationally recognized
standard for quality in management and
processes (ISO 9001:2008).
This certification assures our customers of
repeatable processes that result in geospatial
data and services of the highest caliber.
ISC and FME
The majority of our customers utilize the
ESRI GIS platform and require data deliveries
in their native formats.
In order to meet the needs of our customers
and ISO requirements, a safe and efficient
method to convert our data needed to be
FME provides a stable, safe, and reliable
platform to translate our data products to
customer required formats.
FME’s workbench gives ISC the ability to work
in our native data format and translate to the
customer required final data format.
The ability to work in the INGR format allows
ISC develop in house tools and workflows
that are more efficient.
The flexibility to deliver a multitude of
different data formats allows ISC to meet the
needs of many different customers.
ISC Daily Uses for FME
Custom Workbenches for solutions to specific
Translation of Customer Feedback
For some of our products, ISC needs to ingest
customer provided source information and
convert it into our native INGR format.
Some examples of these formats are:
ESRI Personal Geodatabases
Simple text files
ISC also uses FME to accomplish data
manipulations and transformations.
The database portion of our collection
requires a large amount of attribute
FME can take a set of attribution and auto
populate the values of specific attributes with
ISC reformats a dataset by renaming,
repopulating, and creating new additional
attributes via the FME workbench.
Once the attributes are populated, ISC uses
the feature type filter transformer to extract
the dataset back to separate feature classes.
ISC uses Schema Mapper to fill in attributes in
large datasets that will be populated with defined
values from a .csv file.
Here are the column name examples from the csv
for the Schema Mapper Transformer to read
Custom Workspace Examples
Workspace to populate building length and width
Workspace to take a database with information
and associate this information with a web-based
platform (i.e. Google Mash-up)