Description: Electrical GIS data is updated in EPCOR’s GE Smallworld Electric Office system on a daily basis. FME is used automate conversion of this data to Microstation DGN format nightly, generating consistent and updated information to CAD users and members of the GeoEdmonton partnership, including the City of Edmonton and other organizations. This presentation will also delve into some of the technical challenges of this conversion, including converting a complex filtering segment with 150 transformers into a maintainable and organized workspace with custom transformers.
Other presentations from the FME World Tour can be found here.
And now for some personal commentary…
Now that it is done, I am glad I presented at the FME World Tour 2015, in Edmonton, AB on April 16, 2015. I haven’t done any public speaking at all since the days of university, and also being an introvert it is quite nerve-wracking. I am pleased to say that the presentation went extremely well, and I have received only positive feedback from my fellow peers at EPCOR. A few others from the audience also voiced that it was a great presentation. I’m glad everyone enjoyed hearing it!
Dale Lutz, a co-founder of Safe Software also awarded me with the titanium spork for the detail in my work. Secondly, he also gave me one of two blue sporks for being an advocate of custom transformers. Zipster is very pleased with the titanium spork.
It wasn’t until I was on the LRT, on the way home that I really realized people listened to and understood the content of my presentation. I heard someone say my name, and I looked around a bit confused, as I didn’t recognize the person. But it turns out they were from the conference and told me they liked my presentation, and had some questions about dimensions. So we had some discussion on dimensions, Microstation, and all that. Good times.