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London Fire Brigade (LFB) needed to regularly update journey times between its102 fire stations. As a set of 12,000 individual, point to point queries, the process had previously taken 40 working hours to complete.


LFB used Safe Software’s FME to automate the process, freeing expert time to devote to other important tasks.


Travel times can now be updated on demand. A 95% reduction in time required means that information is updated more regularly. In turn, the right resources attend emergencies more efficiently.

Case Study

Smart queries support a safer city for London Fire Brigade

“Mapping has always been central to the fire brigade. Originally, that meant maps hanging on walls or in books in each appliance. Today, we use GIS systems and mobile data terminals”

John Cook LFB Corporate Gazetteer and ETL Process Manager


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