I'm using the NeighborFinder transformer in FME Desktop 2013, and I need it to use a maximum distance in meters. My input data, however, are points and lines in WGS84, so before sending them into the NeighborFinder, I'm using Reprojector to convert the geometry into FME's dynamic coordinate systems AZMED or AZMEA.
The lines reproject okay. The points, however, all reproject to 0,0. So when the points go to NeighborFinder, they create meaningless output.
Here's a part of the setup before NeighborFinder:
Using Inspection, I can see a point before entering the Reprojector:
And after leaving the Reprojector:
Note the loss of geometry.
I've tried leaving the Source Coordinate System as "Read from Feature", but still no gold.
The Transformer Description for Reprojector gives an example of reprojecting a point to AZMED or AZMEA. And I can't find any indication online that points aren't supported.
I can reproject the points by changing the Destination Coordinate System to the relevant UTM zone (EPSG:32617, UTM Zone 17). But I'd prefer a scalable solution because I have global data to feed into the workbench.
Does anyone know why I can't reproject my points into AZMED or AZMEA?