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FME - How to write all attributes when multiple source files have the same name?

I am using FME to write all the MapInfo TAB files in a directory and it's subdirectories to a File Geodatabase. I'm using dynamic readers and dynamic writers as I don't know the geometry or schema of ...
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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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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 - 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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How much is 1 meter in decimal degrees?

I am using FME's 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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Arcsde - FME - import data

I have a problem with the import of data with FME 2012 and ArcSDE 10. After import, my data are not visibles in ArcMap or ArcCatalog. My layers are registered in ArcSDE. I found a solution: After ...
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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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Update Point ID as Start Node and End Node to Line through FME

I need your help to perform the below process in FME. I have two layers: Pole Data (Point) and Cable (Line). Cable has no ID. I want to keep the Cable which is going through the Pole. Then make the ...
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Using reader Feature Type Name as Writer Feature Type Name in FME

I've search and searched for a way to do this, but no method seems to work. Basically I want to use the input feature class name (feature type in FME) as the output name. This normally works, ...
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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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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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Run FME Script in batch file using .NET

Encountered another roadblock. I have a working FME script that I want to automatically run using a console app. I created a simple batch file which accepts a MDB file path as parameter: fme.exe ...
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How can I use regex in the AttributeCreator Advanced Editor in FME 2014?

I want to use regex to simply distinquish between POLYGON and MULTIPOLYGON using the regex term "\bPOLYGON" Apparently I can use the Advanced Editor and use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to print log from FME when run from python script?

I created a Spatial ETL ToolBox in ArcCatalog. When I run the tool from ArcCatalog I see log massages. But when I run this tool from a python script, the logs do not print to the python console. ...
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Which Writer do I need for PDF Documents in FME 2014?

I have successfully used the ImageFetcher transformer to download many images from a URL by using a JPG writer. Now I want to do this with PDF Documents, but have the problem that the Adobe 3D PDF ...
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How to extend polylines to the nearest point

Hi could anyone tell me a way of getting my polylines to search for a point within a certain number of meters of their start/end points and extend to it? edit: There was some broblem uploading a ...
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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 ...
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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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“Shapefile to WMS” with FME

I'm using FME Desktop and Server 2014. At the moment my workspace looks like the following. It reads a .csv file and transforms this to a ESRi Shapefile. This is working. I can use the shapefile with ...
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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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How do I upload a file geodatabase to FME Server 2013?

I periodically load an SDE geodatabase with about 1 GB of data that is delivered to me in an ArcGIS file geodatabase (.gdb) format. In order to run that job on FME Server I need to upload the .gdb to ...
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FME Server API - Retrieve Output file as a URL

I have a FME Server web workspace converting a file from SHP to KML, once it runs it outputs a kml file, I need to be able to take this file and drop into my web API google Map. Is there a way to ...
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Attributes in Excel and FME

I have a excel and a shapefile.I want to check whether the attributes present in the excel matches the one in the shapefile using FME
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Connecting FME Server to Active Directory - Failed to create credential

I'm trying to use FME Server's Active Directory integration to authenticate users. The connection works but fails soon after (and single sign on fails). The account has permission to log on as a ...
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Convert from ecw to jpg

I am trying to converta batch of ecw aerial photos to jpg in arcmap using the ( Raster to other format) but each time it converts 4 or 5 images and then fails and show this message. i tried to ...
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How do I view ovl files on Geogrid or Top50 then convert the data to shapefiles?

I have some .ovl files which can only opened on Geogrid or Top50 viewer which shows me where everything is. How do I take these ovl files and convert the properties to Shapefiles to be used on ArcMap ...
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How to convert a 3-band image to a color-mapped one-band 8-bit image with ArcGIS or FME?

I have a 3 band image which needs to be converted to a 1 band image with colour-map so that I can assign different colours to the values. How can I first create a 1 band image out of RGB images with ...
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Using update mode with the SDE30 writer in FME

I'm recieving the following error when performing an Update operation against a table in ArcSDE using the FME 2011 and the SDE30 writer. Error retrieving dbtune keyword list:SDE_ERROR_CODE(-66) ...
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FME Dynamic schema error - Features With No Schema defined

I'm trying to update a column in an ArcSDE table using the sde30 reader/writers. Keep getting an error: Features With No Schema defined and no features are updated. Scrolling up there is a ...
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How to make raster DEM from SHP with FME?

I have a Point Featureclass in an ESRI FGDB with 22 Million points. The points have a distance of 10m from each other.I would like to create a raster DEM using SAFE FME 2014. Looking at the ...
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Producing GIS data from large amount of ASCII DEM files?

I have just received a large amount of ASCII DEM files. In total 564 Files each containing 40,000 point data (22.560,000 Points). I would like to convert this into a point cloud with a view to ...
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How to get a list of features from Oracle via FME?

I have a table in Oracle containing only the names of other tables of varying feature types, which I'd like to process (i.e.export to csv). this task is to be scheduled via FME Server. the feature ...
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How to create polygon made from outside points of points shp? [duplicate]

I have DEM Data which is in SHP Format. After interpolating to raster, I need to clip the raster image. To do this, I need to transform the Point SHP into a Polygon SHP using only the outer-most ...
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How to efficiently drape vector data over a DTM

I have ~100 million 2d vector topographic features (lines and polygons) in an Oracle 12c database. I have 20 billion xyz points in an Oracle database table as number types - the points cover the same ...
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ArcMap reports that PostGIS polygon data is self-interescting

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase of data that I upload to PostGIS using FME. Seeing as I have to have the data in PostGIS for other purposes, it would be great to view the data in ArcMap straight from ...
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SAFE FME: How to iterate through Featureclasses in a GDB and write their Filename to an attribute in a separate featureclass

I have a GDB which contains raster datasets and Vector featureclasses . Each Featureclass contains only one polygon. The Polygon represents project areas whose name is also the title of the ...
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Calculating Angles at which polylines meet point features using ArcGIS 10.1 or FME

I am attempting to update old sewer network data to a new format. Manholes features (points) are collected and pipes(line features) are given attributes in the manhole if they intersect. For ...
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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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Merging hundreds of Aerial Photos into one big file?

I have tried to merge my 405 Aerial Photos into one. I have FME and ArcInfo 10.0 at my disposal on Windows 7 64bit. I have tried the following: create a mosaic; export all images from a ...
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Using FME to extract and store data in geodatabase in different feature datasets to create seamless dataset?

Original data structure as supplied is 124 folders with identical feature data sets: There is a common attribute in all datasets (metadata) that I need to inspect and extract the data flow for ...
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Issues with FME and the ArcInfo licence

I have ArcInfo 10.2.1, Python 2.7 and FME 2013 SP4 installed on my Computer. I want to run a python script I exported from ModelBuilder (where it ran without issues) and imported in FME as shutdown ...
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Generic Writer Fanout of file geodatabase

I would like to fanout file geodatabase on an specific attribute by using generic writer with Dynamic schema. I know how to do this when not using Generic Writer, so I assumed that principle will be ...
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Exporting to 2D (Arcview 3.0 compatible) shapefile in QGIS?

I need to run my shapefiles through a web mapping application which is incompatible with 3D shapefiles. At present I run them through the FME Universal Translator in Mapinfo, which enables you to ...
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How to get a list of attributes in FME when there are no records in table?

How to get a list of attributes in FME when there are no records in the table? I try use a PythonCaller but when there are no records, FME passes over this table. In PythonCaller I write: import ...