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Crop collar from chart

I need advice on how to complete the following task: I have aeronautical charts covering parts of the US (example: http://aeronav.faa.gov/content/aeronav/sectional_files/Albuquerque_89.zip - Each ...
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Calculate area with FME

I have coordinates in decimal degrees and need to calculate area for polygon objects. I tried to use AreaCalculator and set up criteria to find all these bigger than 100 sqm. But result is not as I ...
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Experiences with ArcGIS Data Interoperability

In order to import/extract data from tons of DWG files, I'd like to know experiences with ArcGIS Data Interoperability, and its strong points versus FME or GeoKettle. Thank you very much.
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Run FME workspace using python

I'm trying to run a second workspace using python command in "Shutdown Python Script" in the first workspace using the following command. But its giving me an error. Is there anything I need to do ...
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Converting from GEOTIFF to JPEG2000

I need to convert raster from one format to another (geotiff-->jpeg2000). First I tried with very simple workspace, having input geotiff and direct to output jpeg2000, but I got error message: ...
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How to test list elements in FME

My question is how to test each element in one list with each element in another list? I have lot of lines segments and using lengthCalculator to find all segments less than some specific length. ...
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FME Donut Hole Extractor

I am using FME to fill in some small holes within polygons. I have used DonutHoleExtractor to split these out, however I have found the output via the HOLE port also brings existing 'filled' holes ...
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FME values used in python

I need one attribute value from FME and use it in python script as a parameter. How can I do this? Do I have to have def_init_() def input(), def close() also?
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Find dangling lines

If I have a network of roads. Each road consist of segments. I need to delete all segments that are starting segments of each road and also delete all side roads (dangling) which are represented with ...
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How much is 1 meter in decimal degrees?

I supposed to know this but unfortunately I do not know. I am using Tester to select objects that are bigger than 1 meter. My data are in EPSG:4326. How much is 1 meter in decimal degrees?
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Load shape file with different FTypes into a GDB Feature class with different sub types

I have a contour shape file with different FTypes (FTYPE_CODE) data type is text my task is to load this contours shape file into a GDB Feature class (Contour50K) with different sub types ...
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LineJoiner in FME

I have lot of line objects. Some of them are smaller than some criteria. I would like to join all lines or smaller segments of line which are smaller than 1 meter to bigger lines, keeping the ...
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Filegeodatabase fanout and Python problem

I have fme wb which does fanout with gdb. It means that in the end as output sets of data I get few new created gdb. But If I start this fme wb within python script It does not do fanout. Just write ...
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Calling ArcGIS 10 geoprocessing method in FME 2011

I am trying to create an attribute index in a feature class in FME 2011. I couldn't find any trasnformer that does it. So I'm thinking may be I can use "PythonCaller" transformer to call "Add ...
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FME - Can I write back into my original file geodatabase

I have a gas pipeline network which I have stored in an File Geodatabase as polylines. I've created an FME workspace to split the pipelines at fittings (valves, reducers, tees, etc) which are stored ...
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Filegeodatabase fanout

I tried to fanout data but it is all in the same FGDB. So, is it possible to do this? I need to write data for every time different amount of different area into different, but schematic same ...
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Truncate arbitrary File Geodatabase tables in FME

I have one FGDB with over 30 tables. Also have few WB and they write data to output tables in FGDB, but each of WB write data to different tables but still at the same FGDB. Output tables are being ...
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Open source alternative to FME from Safe Software for Spatial ETL? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there is any open source solution which comes close to safe FME? I would like to integrate it into my workflow, but it´s just another few thousand which my employer has to give out ...
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Large Open Street Map OSM file to Shapefile. Is there any hope for 32-bit FME?

I have a large OSM XML file (around 8 GB) that I was hoping to process in FME. I have a workbench that I previously used to process smaller files (500 MB) into feature type-specific Shapefiles (e.g. ...
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How do you change the prime meridian of a map?

I am working with the Natural Earth world map as a SHP file, but when I try to change the prime meridian (PRIMEM) of the coordinate system ...
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How to combine lines from different sources reperesenting the same road network but with slightly different geometry?

Here is my problem: I have got two layers of polylines which represent the same road network but they are from different sources and have different geometry. The two layers are mostly the same tracks ...
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FME: Join attributes in text file with attributes in SHAPE file

I have a SHAPE file with points and different attributes - one attribute MyID. I also have a plain text file with several attributes - each in a separated column: MyID MyValue 1 A 2 B 3 C ...
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FME: No attributes exported when writing to SHAPE file

Setup: I have some input data (SHAPE) which I use a Clipper transformer on. Depending on the result of the Clipper, I assign a value to an attribute. In the end I assign the two results/streams to a ...
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FME: How to remove duplicate points in linestrings using a tolerance on geometry

I have a set of linestrings which are contaminated by points being almost duplicate. Example: X------XX--------X-X-----X----XX-------X I would like to remove the duplicates using a tolerance ...
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Can we use FME translator for upgrading lower version GIS database into higher version GIS database

I want to upgrdae our lower version GIS database into higher version GIS database.Is it possible to do so and suggest methods to do so.I am thinking of using FME.Is it possible to use FME or any other ...
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FME Server for Linux and Excel reader/writer

I have an FME model with Excel reader and writer. In FME Desktop help it is stated: "the format is available only on Windows." So, as I understand it will not be possible to run this model on FME ...
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FME error - failed to validate FME worker licence key

The FME licence I have access to is a floating one. The issue seems to be easy to recognize (see attached log) however there are some doubts I would like to ask for. While the process is really ...
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Using FME to Parse An Attribute Field

I have a table that contains a field with street names. Each street name ends with the street type. Fore example, Washington St, Happy Valley Rd, Redstone Dr. I need to extract the last part of the ...
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FME-pass the parameter to the reprojector transformer

Let me describe the scenario. I have to make a statistical maps for a bunch of countries. The FME workbench is going to use ESRI reprojector to reproject the shape of given country to lambert ...
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Why is an FMEException thrown when creating a feature using FMEObjects?

When I try to run the code below try { fmeSession = FMEObjects.createSession(); feature = fmeSession.createFeature(); return true; } catch (FMEException fe) { ...
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Merging edited data back into ArcSDE master geodatabase?

I need some suggestions/inspiration for a problem we have. The problem: We have an ArcSDE master GIS database. We will edit this data almost exclusively outside of ArcGIS and outside of ArcSDE. In ...
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How to process GRIB2 Data for Visualization?

My goal is to extract wind information from data provided to me in the GRIB2 format as it has been done in the attached image. I was curious if anybody had any experience with this format. I'm not ...
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Remove Collar from ECW File (Orthophoto Mosaic)

Maybe i'm missing a basic concept when it comes to manipulating/removing values from an RGB orthophoto mosaic. Is it possible to completely eliminate the collar (black background) from an orthophoto ...
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Variable XML dataset as reader in FME

I have one problem i am thinking how to solve. My workbench is started from python script. Workbench reads xml file, but name of xml file is each time different. So is it possible to solve this with ...
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Run FME Workbench with Python

I would like start/run FME workbench from one external python script. Is there some simple syntax/command to do this?
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How to set attributes for writers generic objects, for instance, lines?

How to set attributes for writers generic objects, for instance, lines?! Writer generic objects lines are created, but without attribute because I do not know how to set attributes and values.
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Data Interoperability or FME ESRI Edition?

I've been debating keeping our Data Interoperability licence or going with the full FME ESRI Edition. I'm looking for advice. Thank you. D
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How can I transform some KML data to Sql Server 2008 using FME?

I've just downloaded FME 14 day trial. I'm trying to see how easy/hard it is to transform some KML data (a simple neighbourhood shape) into my Sql Server 2008 database using FME. I sorta don't even ...
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How to convert date to an arbitrary format in FME Workbench?

My source dataset is DWG and destination is GDB. The source dataset has Date attributes as Char in DD-MM-YYYY. The corresponding destination attributes have to be of Date datatype, that too in ...
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How to project ECW with FME?

I would like to project ECW + MITAB with FME to Geodatabase. For example, i have the header MiTab: !table !version 300 !charset WindowsLatin1 Definition Table File "7007_0652_0656_A08.ecw" ...
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How to perform multiple string transformations using one transformer in FME Workbench?

I am converting a .DWG file to .GDB. All fields in DWG file are of Char type. The target .GDB needs to have some attributes in Float data type. For now, I am using one StringFormatter transformer for ...
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FME Server SOAP or REST

I would like to use SOAP or REST with FME Server 2011. But for SOAP, Safe propose to send an email for more information. Does anyone have experience with this Api ? Any suggestions much appreciated. ...
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Link attribute value to Fanout in FME?

I would like to use attribute value from Workbench as an attribute that says Yes or No to the Fanout options in Workbench settings. So apply value from WB to the advanced fanout settings of WB. Any ...
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Test Attribute with 1 or more possible values in FME?

This question continues story on link What's the syntax for an AttributeFilter in FME?. Now, how can I test attribute value if there are more than one value and proceed it to the Clipper (uses as ...
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Migrating from FME Server 2008 (with Spatial Direct) to FME Server 2011

I am about to migrate a web app from it's old architecture to new. Part of this is migrating the old FME Server 2008 (using a Spatial Direct service) instance to FME Server 2011. I understand it is ...
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How to encrypt/decrypt the Database password with FME 2011?

Is it possible to use the encryption MD5 or other for Database password with FME 2011 ? Link Thanks.
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Need links on DWG to GDB conversion using FME Workbench

I am using FME workbench (trial version) to convert .DWG to .GDB (ESRI Geodatabase [file based]). I have mapped the Writer attributes with the exact Writer attributes. In fact, in the test database ...
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What's the syntax for an AttributeFilter in FME?

I want to use AttributeFilter and I need to filter data by ATTRIBUTE1 with possible values of ATTRIBUTE2. What is the syntax for it? I tried: attribute2 &attribute2 $attribute2 ...
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How can you conditionally halt an FME translation?

I have an FME workspace that takes a set of street centerlines and converts it into address points. I have been working my way across the state of Missouri with this translator one county at a time, ...
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Correct SQL statement in FME?

I am trying to write SQL statement in WHERE Clause FME in Navigator but it does not work. WHERE Clause: NAME IN SELECT CONCAT(''$(',SELECT REPLACE ('Roman Ann Jack',' ',','),')'') This sql code ...