The Quarter Degree Grid Cells (QDGC) data set has been updated. It is well over a year since last time. Some errors in the current release has made this necessary.
One of the things which kept me from doing the update was the rather complicated python-scripts combined with using the arcpy-library. The whole process was in it self complex. I dreaded sticking my head down into the python/arcpy/manual processing soup.
Through the last year or so I have started using FME more and more. Once you know a tool well you start thinking – what if… So I thought – what if I instead of going one more round with python and arcpy tried solving this challenge using FME? Continue reading