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About FME and how much is it used in the GIS industry [on hold]

Because I've been noticing that some internships are requesting some know-how of this tool. I would like to ask how is it used in the industry? What do you use it for at your job? Where could you ...
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FME - How to export the coordinates of a shape file into a CSV?

I use FME to make a series of transformations from an autocad file to a shape file (with line geometry). What I am trying to do is to also export (together with the shape file) a CSV file containing ...
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How to write feature types with different geometries using Schema(From Table) to FME FileGDB using FME?

I need to generate a geodatabase with 25 feature classes according to varying schema (geometry included) that are defined in an excel spreadsheet. My approach so far has to been to use the Schema ...
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How to merge two shapefiles using FME?

I have a workflow in FME in which I read some autocad files, do some transformations and output some shape files. My question is how can I merge the shape files with the same geometry and type of ...
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FME - How to connect to lines, which are not spatially connected to each other

I have a shape file, which contains lines. These lines are not spatially connected to each other. More specifically the end of one linestring has a slightly different coordinate from the start of the ...
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What are my options to run a WFS with Geoserver and IIS?

I want to set up a WFS using Geoserver within Jetty servlet container. The server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and is using IIS primarily. Not opening another port is preferable. Apparently one ...
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FME - Is there a transformer to snap point on point of nearest line?

I have a dwg file which has lines and points. I use FME (2014) to translate it into a shape file. This works fine but now I want to add some transformers in the workflow. The first think I want is to ...
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Is it possible to export my FME workbench canvas as a JPEG?

I want to print my FME workbench to a JPG so that the entire canvas is in one image. I have tried printing it to a PDF but it is trying to put it on multiple pages. I have even tried setting the ...
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Read (GEO)JSON file from web service using FME Desktop

I have a webmap of bike stations and there is a json service for these stations behind the map. It is possible to provide this URL as the source dataset, using FME Desktop? Does FME Desktop support ...
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Spatial join using FME

I have two data sets, one is a polygon data set (Norwegian counties) and the other is points (roadkill incidence data). I want to do a spatial join where the points dataset inherits attributes ...
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Shortest Path Analysis with Turns

Problem: Using FME and a road networks dataset, I am trying to find the shortest path from A to B, while taking into consideration of turning width (say for a truck). I have created a point feature ...
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Removing duplicate data using FME

There are three roadkill data sets from three different institutions. We are sure that a combined data set will have duplicates. The three institutions will probably record their data differently: ...
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How to find intersections of lines less than 45° in FME

I'm trying to identify intersections of electrical transmission lines that are less than 45° in FME. While, in theory, this doesn't seem like such a daunting task, in practice, it's proving quite ...
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FME and elasticsearch

We are developing a system to disseminate information about roadkills. The source data comes from three different databases. We have set up a FME project which pulls geojson from the source databases, ...
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FME Writing metadata to ArcGIS Online

I am trying to figure out how to write metadata to ArcGIS Online Feature Service from ORACLE SDE and how to update the existing Feature Service metadata, using FME or other tools. I am able to read ...
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Translating Annotations with FME

There is a situation where I have annotation in dgn file as an attribute info, eg: it is circumference of trees trunk. I have a feature class in esri file geodatabase named ‘tree’ which has an ...
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How to translate igds type of ellipse to esri point feature

I am trying to translate dgn file with igds element type of 15 ie : igds_ellipse. This is representing trees. On other hand trees are stored as point feature in arcgis file geodatabase. So i need to ...
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Shortest Path Analysis - FME

I am trying to find the shortest path between two points based on an attribute other than length (like speed limit). I am using ArcMap 10.2.1 (no network analyst extension) and FME 2014; but I am ...
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Could not translate dgn geometry to esri fgdb

I am trying to import geometry in dgn file to a point feature class in arcgis file geodatabase. I have a layer in dgn file 'baum' which bascially means trees. I want to store these features in CAD ...
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Compare values of two features by FME

Can you help me to compare fields in two tables? I have two tables, which contain ID and Measure fields. I need to take stroke by stroke values from field1(table1) and find all values in ...
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Importing dgn geometry into empty file geodatabase feature class?

I have an empty geodatabase in arcgis for certain domain application. It has several feature datasets each containing related feature classes. for example : feature dataset - NATURE, it has a ...
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FME - How to merge geometries that they are in a distance of x meters?

I have a CAD file which I import in FME. I have two different geometries. A polygon and a point geometry. Each point geometry has some attributes which I want to pass to the polygon geometry. Both the ...
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License Error when Reading or Writing to Esri Geodatabase in FME

After Upgrading ArcGIS from 10.2.2 to 10.3, FME 2015 fails to run any workbench and shows this massage. “Unable to perform licensing related tasks. Please ensure that ArcGIS is correctly installed A ...
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WFS Data Interoperability in ArcMap

Comparing the same output data in FME (Data Inspector) and ArcCatalog, with the same WFS Parameters Properties set up on both connections, same applic. schema, I am getting different values for some ...
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HERE background maps in QGIS possible?

The OpenLayers plugin for QGIS allows one to add background maps from various sources to the data frame. These sources include OSM, Google, Bing, MapQuest, and Apple. However, Nokia's HERE Maps, is ...
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Using FME, Is there a way to transfer Metadata from an SDE FeatureClass to a Shapefile (shp.xml)

Is there a way to transfer, using FME, the metadata from an SDE featureclass to a shapefile?
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How to choose a derived attribute as a parameter in FME?

Is it possible to have an FME parameter read attributes from a feature class that has been defined in a previous attribute? So, in other words, I when selecting the Prompt and Run option, the user ...
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FME SDE Writer changing the part sequence of a Multi-part polygon on Insert

I am creating a FME script that will accept to databases (MDB file and SDE Database) and will update the SDE database if there are any changes to the MDB file. I have a CRCCalculator for both SDE and ...
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Calculate distance from all points to all lines within 10km using FME?

I have a polyline shapefile and a point shapefile. The points are along the polylines. There are over 100 lines and over 10,000 points. I want to calculate the perpendicular distance from every ...
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In FME, is there a way to connect multiple input feature types from reader and route to single transformer?

In FME, is there a way to connect multiple readers to a single transformer? I'm using FME 2015 and want to clip a bunch of feature classes to a single feature, but can't seem to find an easy way to do ...
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Adding nodes to a Polygon with FME

I have a vector file with a single, simple polygon (perhaps 10 nodes). I want to add more nodes to this polygon, retaining the original shape. The obvious question here is 'why would you want to do ...
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Converting the level.dat file from Minecraft to a map

Minecraft backups are saved to a local folder on your computer. C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming.minecraft\saves How can such a file be utilized from FME? Turning it into a map will require a rule ...
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Which hardware for running FME 2015 on linux

I am running FME on Xubuntu. It works very fine save for some minor glitches with the inspector. I am planning on setting up a couple of rather heavy vector calculations (areaonarea,buffering and ...
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Draw Paths Automatically

I have the following data: The pink represents digitized hiking trails done on a different software that is completely inaccurate compared to raster images. They do however have attributes with the ...
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Changing user attribute format in dynamic translation using FME?

I'm a newbie in FME, and I've been asked to do a massive translation from MapInfo TAB to ESRI File Geodatabase. There are a lot of files so I don't know the schema. The merge feature reader and ...
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Simplify a polygon dataset with a minimum distance between the new vertices

I would like to simplify a polygon shapefile where the resulting output has a minimum distance of 5 kilometres between the new vertices. We have ArcMap 10 on an ArcView license, FME and QGIS. I have ...
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Joining lines by X,Y AND Z coordinates

My task is to generate 3D polygons from line data, which will then be imported into TerraExplorer 3D presentation software. Problems arise when there are overlapping lines in 2D space, but which have ...
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FME - Writing Large Shapefiles

I've got an FME Workbench (version 2015.0) which searches for shapefiles in a folder tree. The shapefiles are contours which are split into tiles for a particular area. The workbench is fairly ...
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Covert Lat/Lot from OSG36 to Lat/Lot in WG84

I have a csv file wich contains three columns: ID, latitude and longitude. These latitudes and longitudes are taken from a projection in OSGB36. My question then is: -How can I possibly convert these ...
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losing resolution when using FME Webmaptiler

I'm new to using FME and could use some help. I'm trying to take a Geotif image and tile it up into pngs using webmaptiler. The issue I'm having is that the png tiles look pretty poor in ...
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Help with Draping an Image over a TIN in FME for viewing in MeshLab or Similar

I'm using FME to generate a TIN from a LiDAR point cloud, and everything is working except for draping an image over the resulting TIN. I've read all the FME help pages, and checked out the examples ...
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FME Desktop saves Transformers uncommented in Workspace File

I'm using FME Desktop 2014 SP1 to create a rather huge mapping process from ArcSDE Feature classes to INSPIRE GML Writer. After saving the Workspace and reopening it a couple of days later, all ...
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What is a proxy entity (AcDb Zombie Entity) and how are they introduced into a file?

I am doing some transformation and translation of a few DWGs using FME desktop and I received this error, AutoCAD proxy entity type 'AcDbZombieEntity' not supported. Some preliminary research ...
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Importing XML document to file geodatabase

I have never used xml data imports. I am working with ArcGIS desktop 10.2 One of our major data supplier started data delivery using XML format using FTP. Packets of data updates are coming every ...
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How to unzip multiple folders with FME 2014

I have downloaded 21 zipped folders using the HttpFetcher transformer and I cannot figure out how to get FME to unzip these files. I've seen some posts about using either the TclCaller or ...
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FME 3D forcer not accepting user parameter

I'm creating a work bench to turn a polygon dataset into a raster and then adds it to various existing rasters. I want to use a parameter so I only need to create one workspace and the user can select ...
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FME Data Tranform and Concatenate Tables in DB without Key from Access to SQL

I have been able to do a conversion (in FME2013) from an Access DB to a SQL Express DB(in Desktop Workbench), adding some transformers to grab data from three of the tables, two of which have primary ...
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Automated detection of tracks

Given an area with depressions in open area from; say all terrain vehicles driving on soft surface. The vehicles will cause parallel depressions (paths) of about 10-20 centimeters in depth and around ...
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Field names comparison using change detector transformer in FME

I have two dbf files which each have a field containing the same feature type but it may contain same or different field names. I need to compare the field names alone in the two dbf files to find out ...
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Extracting metadata from shapefile in FME?

Does anyone know how to extract metadata information from a shapefile in FME? To be exact, i want to extract the schema (data structure) of the data such as the field names, etc. from a shapefile and ...