Eau 17 needed a faster and more intuitive pre-integration quality control process
Each year, Eau 17 receives more than 200 km of topographic maps for quality control and integration into various databases. Eau 17 needed to optimize pre-integration quality control operations by automating and improving their existing process.
Their old procedure involved time-consuming manual labour with geometers sending in maps to Eau 17 agents who checked the quality and “reconciled” them with already integrated maps. This pre-integration quality control procedure was outdated and time-consuming, taking about 2.5 hours per map.
Their goal was to implement a tool compatible with a web map for data control, while automating the process to save time for surveyors. Submitted maps also had to be in a new format: shapefiles.
To meet these needs, Eau 17 used FME alongside a web mapping solution, X’Map.
Using FME to fast track map processing
With FME, users can now use X’map to directly upload quality controlled shapefiles to their server automatically in a drastically shorter amount of time.
FME checks the attributes and value domains of a layer, the structure and geometry types, and whether the type of geometry in the layer is a line, surface, or other format of the submitted shapefiles. Once validated, the project goes into its final phase of database integration with a web map using the FME Flow API.
This operation made it possible for Eau 17 to deliver real-time control and integration while reducing the number of actors and interventions. The operation has become significantly less time-consuming, with the time required for each map processing taking a fifth of its original time. FME also provides a more intuitive and responsive overall process.
The work done by Eau 17 was done in partnership with Veremes.