Thursday, 22 October 2009

Is FDO Toolbox an FME?

Here's a question that was thrown my way during FOSS4G:

"Are you trying to do an FME?"

The answer: Yes and No.

Yes, because like FME, FDO Toolbox can do transformation of data.

But also no, because FDO Toolbox is a multi-purpose tool, of which data transformation is one such purpose. The data transformation of FDO Toolbox is for simple scenarios (converting one data source to another) and I intend to keep it this way. FME does what it does well and can handle whatever complex scenario you throw at it.

If you need to do simple conversion or basic transformation of data, FDO Toolbox is suited for the job. If you need to do complex data transformation/massaging, then use FME which was made to serve this purpose.

1 comment:

Yves Jacolin said...

Hello,


If you need to do complex data transformation/massaging, then use FME which was made to serve this purpose.


Or use and contribute to SpatialDataIntegrator which is a FOSS-gis application :)

Y.