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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 ...
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Debugging FMW memory usage near Group-based Transformers

I have a large FME FMW file which is using a lot of memory at runtime. I have been tasked with trying to find ways to reduce the memory footprint. Early on in the workbench there is (what I assume ...
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I think I have problem with basics about FME and Python

I try to learn from Oliver's corner instruction ftp://ftp.safe.com/fme/pyfme/OliversCorner.zip) . So for example I overwrite his #script 4 to StartupPython Script some below and set input data in ...
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Where should I save my external python script to be executed in FME? [closed]

I need a path, because there are so many folders and subfolders :) FME is installed C:\apps\FME\python Tnx,
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Sort feature type order in FME KMZ writer

I have 4 feature types I am writing to a single kmz file using FME. Currently, these feature types are written as folders in the kmz file and appear in alphabetical order. Is there any way to sort ...
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FME assign specific node id with OSM writer

Is there a way to reassign the node's id value to something I generate? I did try exposing the uid attribute in the write transformer however only produced a new attribute and did not affect the id ...
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Convert CSV files into OSM with FME

I have a database which i've exported as individual csv files for each table. Below are some of the attributes which exist from two of the csv files: wayPointID linkID order x y z length ...
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Unzip a file using python caller in FME 2011

The idea is to download a zipped file from a website and unzip it using FME 2011. I have attached a screenshot of FME workbench which is not working. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Sam
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How to write a SQL WHERE Clause using Multiple Choice values in FME?

I published a parameter which is of Choice Multiple type. I wish to use values from this parameter for WHERE Clause when Reading Inputed Data in the begin of Workbench. So there is no problem if I ...
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DXF attribute to z value

We have been given a DXF that contains a Elevation attribute but we would like to generate a 3D DXF. I know I can generate a 3D dxf from a shapefile using: ogr2ogr -f "DXF" out.dxf in.shp -zfield ...
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FME ArcSDE… the scale is very small

I have a problem with ArcSde and FME. I try to import some line features to ArcSDE Oracle. When I start the script in FME, I have some errors: impossible to insert linestring in ArcSde because the ...
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How to work ArcSDEQuerier?

I try the ArcSDEQuerier transformer but it doesn't work when i specified the attribut : name ='TEST' for the search (Where). How does this transformer work ? An idea ? Thanks Julien
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How to use the transformer KMLRegionSetter ? (Python/FME)

I use Python and FME. I would like to use a transformer "KMLRegionSetter_2" for KML file. I use a fmi file for the transformation. reader=FMEReader("OGCKML",{'USER_PIPELINE':"C:\\arcfactory.fmi"}) ...
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Validate Python Fme

i have a problem with my script for convert GDB to Excel. if s=='xls': reader=FMEReader("GEODATABASE_FILE") reader.open(param_filename_gdb) writerXls= FMEWriter("XLS_ADO") ...
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Architecture issue - ArcGIS Server sourcing data from FME?

I'm looking at potential architectures for a new project and the biggest unknown right now is how well ArcGIS Server can communicate with non-ESRI data sources for map services. There are a number of ...
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FME API Module null?

I try to convert my geodatabase to Excel. And i have a strange message: FME API version of module 'XLS_ADO' matches current internal version (3.6 20101014) Trying to find a DYNAMIC plugin ...
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How to read a feature table empty with FME / Python?

I would like to convert a feature table Geodatabase (empty) to MapInfo, but my feature table is empty. I would like to write the schema of feature table in MapInfo file. Is it possible to force the ...
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Read feature table with FME / Python

I try to convert a feature table Geodatabase to MapInfo with FME / Python But each test, my application crash. There is no geometry in my feature table in file geodatabase. Why my application crashes ...
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FME Feature Type with Python

Here, the python for create a list of feature type but.... import sys from pyfme import * try: log=FMELogfile("shapeToTAB.log") log.log("Opening reader",FME_INFORM) ...
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How to get a list of features from FME? Python?

I would like to get a list of geodatabase feature tables from FME. Is it possible with Python? Or another transformer? Thanks.
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FME Server Workspace

I have a problem with FME: I published a workspace on FME Server. The workspace converts Geodatabase Files to MapInfo TAB. I'd like to call the generic workspace with FME Server to convert other ...
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How to perform a “vertical integration” using FME?

I am not a GIS person, but I need to understand an aspect of the project I'm working on. We are taking an ArcSDE layer, and importing it into FME. I now need to do some checking of the data. In ...
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FME - Convert DWG to JPG

I am a beginner in Safe FME and i need to know how to Convert DWG files to JPG Files. Is it possible?
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ArcPy or FME for adding history to an object?

I have a very specific problem and I'm looking for a solution for it. I need to add some sort of history to an object. The history will be stored like this: begin_date end_date previous_id Suppose ...
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FME Feature Provenance after a Group By

After running features through a transformer that does uses a Group By, is there a simple way to determine which destination features came from which source features? The best I could come up with is ...
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ArcGIS Surface Length Tool equivalent in FME

I am trying to calculate the 3D length of a line. I currently have a rather complex and cumbersome model built in ArcGIS Model Builder that uses a tool called "Surface Length". I was wondering if ...
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Who uses FME Python extension and how?

I saw a great interface to FME with Python What you guys are doing with it? I want ideas.
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Data ETL workflow optimization

I have a legacy workflow that I would like to optimize and automate (at least partially). The current workflow goes like this. I receive a MS Access .mdb file containing a single table. This table ...
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FME - Possible to return a value from workspace?

I'm calling my workspace from the command line (either via Python or .NET to a system/os call). I'm parsing DWGs and pushing attributes to SQL Server in the workspace. Either the data validates in the ...
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What's an efficient way of detecting road junctions on a map?

I may receive maps from any source for my project, and for the C++ algorithm I'm making, it's imperative for the algorithm to know where road junctions (nodes where more than two road segments meet) ...
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FME - Is it possible to add custom command line input arguments to a workspace?

I have a workspace whose command line call is like so: fme.exe DwgImporter.fmw --SourceDataset_ACAD Z:\FME\Data\DWGs\*.dwg --DestDataset_MSSQL_ADO IHS_TPW ...