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CONNECT. TRANSFORM. AUTOMATE.
A Newbie’s Perspective:
Geodatabase Model Translation
Lauren Voelker
GIS Analyst, St. Louis ...
Once upon a time…
 What’s FME?
 No database integration experience
 Geospatial Glory!
The data model…
 ArcGIS Local
Government
Information
Model
 Getting started
documents,
webinars, Help,
forums, etc…
Then the realization…
Then the realization…
 Feature Class to
Feature Class
comparison
Then the realization…
X-Ray for ArcCatalog
X-Ray for ArcCatalog
Once the data model is the
way we want it….FME!!!
Safe Software’s FME
allows us to load
data from our Source
database into...
The Neophyte…
 FMEpedia, webinars, FME Evangelist, forums, etc.
 Sample workspaces
 Focus on the Prize… Use FME to load...
The Neophyte…
 Prefab templates for plug-and-play
 Work the problem
 Piece by piece
 Familiarity with FME
The Model…
 fd
Transformers
 Attribute Renamer
 Attribute Creator
 Attribute Value Mapper
 Schema Mapper
 Tester
 Time Stamper
 Da...
Big Three
Facility Site Point
Attribute Renamer
Schema Mapper and
Attribute Value Mapper
Tester
 Test the input attribute and routes to next
transformer based on outcome
 Set up IF…Else statements
 If there i...
Tester and Attribute Creator
Time Stamper and
Date Formatter
 Used prescribed transformers from FMEpedia
 Format date and time to match our database
Null Attribute Remover
 Replaces all blank values with NULL
The Model…
 fd
NENA NG9-1-1
Same methodology will be used to integrate with
NENA NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model after the standards
are published.
The Moral of the Story…
“I am always learning that which I cannot do, in
order that I may learn how to do it.”
~Pablo Pica...
Thank You!
 Questions?
 For more information:
 Lauren Voelker, lvoelker@stlouisco.com
 St. Louis County GIS Service Ce...
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A Newbie's Perspective: Geodatabase Model Translation

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A Newbie's Perspective: Geodatabase Model Translation

  1. 1. CONNECT. TRANSFORM. AUTOMATE. A Newbie’s Perspective: Geodatabase Model Translation Lauren Voelker GIS Analyst, St. Louis County, MO
  2. 2. Once upon a time…  What’s FME?  No database integration experience  Geospatial Glory!
  3. 3. The data model…  ArcGIS Local Government Information Model  Getting started documents, webinars, Help, forums, etc…
  4. 4. Then the realization…
  5. 5. Then the realization…  Feature Class to Feature Class comparison
  6. 6. Then the realization…
  7. 7. X-Ray for ArcCatalog
  8. 8. X-Ray for ArcCatalog
  9. 9. Once the data model is the way we want it….FME!!! Safe Software’s FME allows us to load data from our Source database into our Target database.
  10. 10. The Neophyte…  FMEpedia, webinars, FME Evangelist, forums, etc.  Sample workspaces  Focus on the Prize… Use FME to load data from source schema to target schema
  11. 11. The Neophyte…  Prefab templates for plug-and-play  Work the problem  Piece by piece  Familiarity with FME
  12. 12. The Model…  fd
  13. 13. Transformers  Attribute Renamer  Attribute Creator  Attribute Value Mapper  Schema Mapper  Tester  Time Stamper  Date Formatter  Null Attribute Remover
  14. 14. Big Three
  15. 15. Facility Site Point
  16. 16. Attribute Renamer
  17. 17. Schema Mapper and Attribute Value Mapper
  18. 18. Tester  Test the input attribute and routes to next transformer based on outcome  Set up IF…Else statements  If there is an existing value, move on; if the attribute is empty, fill it in
  19. 19. Tester and Attribute Creator
  20. 20. Time Stamper and Date Formatter  Used prescribed transformers from FMEpedia  Format date and time to match our database
  21. 21. Null Attribute Remover  Replaces all blank values with NULL
  22. 22. The Model…  fd
  23. 23. NENA NG9-1-1 Same methodology will be used to integrate with NENA NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model after the standards are published.
  24. 24. The Moral of the Story… “I am always learning that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” ~Pablo Picasso
  25. 25. Thank You!  Questions?  For more information:  Lauren Voelker, lvoelker@stlouisco.com  St. Louis County GIS Service Center

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