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future-proof labels when data is updated

I have a layer that I have processed heavily in FME before using it in QGIS. In the future I will have to reprocess it periodically when the source data is updated. It's a municipal street layer, ...
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Convert .dwg to .shp via FME

I'm attempting to convert a .dwg to .shp with FME software. So far I have pulled in the .dwg, added the writer to convert to a shapefile with a specified coord system and chose the location of the ...
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Assign attributes from nearby line to another line in FME

I have two polyline datasets. One is a topoligically/spatially correct road centerline (red in the image below "new"), the other is a spatially inaccurate but properly attributed road centerline (...
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Pause and resume execution of FME workbench

I started to run a workspace in FME Workbench (desktop, version 2015). The execution takes a long time (already 1 week, lasts 3 weeks). Is it possible to do this (with my workbench I have already ...
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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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Is it possible to call FME transformers (or workbenches) from my python script?

I have a script mostly using arcpy, and in the middle of this script I convert a load of polylines to polygons: arcpy.ET_GPPolylineToPolygon("Contours_L_1m.shp", "Contours_G_1m.shp", "FALSE") This ...
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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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Is there anyway in FME to create spatial features from data in Microsoft CRM?

Is there anyway in FME to create spatial features from data in Microsoft CRM Online? We have various CRM entities, which we'd like to put on the map. Some have addresses, some have UK OS NGR, some ...
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Read XML file in FME

I want the below xml file to be read by fme. How this can be done? I tried reading documents and seeing videos. This xml looks more complicated. http://pastebin.com/pXmjwEqW <InspectObjects> &...
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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.
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FME 2015 - how to write attribute name in a field?

I am merging 5 csv files which each contain one field and need to sort them according to the length of the field title. This means I need to first read the attribute name from the csv file and write ...
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Why would FME imported data into SQL Server not being found by QGIS?

Why is FME imported data into SQL Server not being found by QGIS? I've imported some MapInfo format data into SQL Server 2014 using FME. In SQL Management Studio (SSMS), I can do a query and the ...
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FME process first 100 features

Is there a way in FME to process only, say, 100 records in a dataset? While developing a workspace I often have to iterate until I get it right. If the source dataset is large it's a waste of time to ...
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Efficient processing of difference between input data and database

I have an input dataset whose records will be appended to an existing database. Prior to being appended, the data will go through heavy, time-intensive processing. I want to filter out records from ...
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Calculate distances between records in two tables

I need to identify the nearest 3 childminders (approx 500 records) to the nearest school (approx 120 records). Both the childminders and schools layers reside in PostGIS. Can anyone offer any ...
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Writing GeoPackage with FME - no geometry

I have a large amount (400 shapefiles, 11 gigs total) of shapefiles which I would like to store into one file (or DB). I am also using PostGIS, but just out of pure interest I would like try test out ...
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FME Segment Line with To/From Distance Values from Excel?

I have a large road network with some basic attributes like ROAD NAME, ROAD TYPE, LENGTH. Each road has been segmented but these segments are wrong for the new schema. I have successfully (mostly!) ...
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How to create table containing contents of a directory with FME 2014?

I have to match the contents of a directory with the attributes of a FeatureClass. The FeatureClass field contains the names (without file endings) of documents which are either .pdf or .jpg files. I ...
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Does FME remember processes that have run?

Just getting into FME after being used to ArcMAP Modelbuilder. Every process in the model in FME is run everytime you press run. In ArcGIS Model builder it remembers the processes run and only runs ...
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how to manage xml fragments in fme

I am trying to flatten an xml file with fme 2014. I´m having problems understanding how to manage the following xml schema. One of the XML child elements is called "aspects" and contains the following ...
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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 - Copying a full list of 'user attributes'

I'm new to FME, so just getting used to the interface. I've loaded a template .fmw which has given me a full process, including an example 'Writer'. This writer is no use to me, and as I can't change ...
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ArcGIS Online : update feature service failing persistently

We use FME to upload data to ArcGIS Online, but ran into an interesting error as returned by ArcGIS Online. Has anyone experienced similar issues when updating large volume of data in ArcGIS Online? ...
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Summarising an attribute from point layer in polygons with FME

I have a number of polygon feature sets and a point layer containing an attribute with population count. I want to summarise the population attribute for all points within each polygon feature set ...
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How to use current layer name in FME PythonCaller?

In a PythonCaller (FME 2014 SP4 in Data Interop in ArcGIS 10.3), I'd like to do some conditional processing based on the layer that I'm currently processing. I'm feeding in a text file of layers ...
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FME 2016 - FeatureMerger, row data to columns

I'm not able to get it work to "dissolve" data from rows to columns based on a join field. My source is connected twice to the FeatureMerger in FME 2016. It's connected to the Requester port and to ...
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Classifying building walls from LiDAR point cloud [closed]

I am currently working on mobile point clouds in order to extract 3D building models in the residential area. I could successfully classify ground, vegetation and building roof lines, but still have ...
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FME - Use Python Caller to Set Search Envelope in Another Workspace

I have an FME workspace which has a number of different workspaceRunner transformers. The first workspaceRunner launches a workspace which buffers a pipeline and outputs the bounding coordinates to a ...
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Intensity images using FME software

How to create intensity image using point cloud in FME software? I already generate using image rasterizer transformer but the quality still need to be improved. Is there any other transformer that ...
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Using FME to draw polygons around roads using aerial photography

I am trying to use FME to draw polygons around the extents of road using aerial imagery. I have a Road Centreline table that I have buffered 5m and put this through a RasterGCPClipper so only the ...
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Bulk Converting Data Using FME

I am currently in the process of converting a large quantity of Ordnance Survey Vector Map Local data from .gz to Esri feature class within a file geodatabase. The process is working correctly but ...
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Querying previous year in FME?

I have a field that posts CURYEAR but I am trying to write an FME Attributesetter that would post the CURYEAR minus 1. So technically the year prior to the captured date. Does anyone know how to scrip ...
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How to get NIR values into a LAS file then a CSV?

We are trying to deliver a LAS file with NIR values added for each point. The NIR comes from a raster captured at the same moment as the LiDAR, and is stored as an 8bit number along with RGB in 8bit. ...
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Reproject raster with FME

I have multiple .tiff + .tfw files in EPSG:3067, which I need to reproject to EPSG:3878. I tried to do it with FME, and succeeded, kind of. The geotiffs are placed well, but some weird white area ...
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Removing unnecessary vertices?

I have over sampled polygons that I need to simplify, without changing the shape. basically, I want to reduce the number of vertices, by eliminating the ones that are useless and have the polygons ...
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retrieve rectangle from a latitude and longitude coordinates in FME

I wanted to retrieve a rectangle with FME from two points (point 1: latitude and longitude and point 2: latitude and longitude) that are stored in the postgres database in text fields: text field 1 = ...
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Conditional styling in FME ChartGenerator

A vector data set represents different wilderness qualities of district areas (V, 1 and 2) and one human activity zone (N). Our cartography for the areas gives us the following map: I am using FME ...
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Editing coordinates of CityGML Building?

I'm looking for the most efficient method of editing coordinates for a building in a CityGML file. My setup: I have a base CityGML file with a set of buildings in a defined area of the community I'm ...
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Joining lines by X,Y and Z coordinates for TerraExplorer using FME?

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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How to use fanout to accomplish batch clip in FME?

Following up on this question. I am trying to implement the fanout method to implement a batch clip that was mentioned as an option. I am having issues with trying to batch clip in FME. This is my ...
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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.
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Loop and perform loop in order depending on attribute

I have a lot of points in one layer. All of which represent the same type of real world feature. I want to perform a delete identical within XY of each point but in a specific order. (by splitting ...
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Using FME to aggregate POI to one point

I want to aggregate points of interest (POI) using FME. The aggregation should make it possible to group all POI within an area based on a buffer distance from the centerpoint of n POI. This would ...
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How to delete empty feature classes in FME at the end of executing a workbench?

I have an FME workbench which uses a python parameter to copy an existing file geodatabase from one location to another and uses the copy as the writer. This geodatabase has about 50 empty feature ...
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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) { System.out....
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Smallworld > FME > PostGIS > QGIS, handling geometry types

I'm migrating data from Smallworld via FME/SpatialBiz Plugin to a PostgreSQL/PostGIS Environment and then trying to open the resulting tables with QGIS 2.12.1. Problem arises, because Smallworld ...
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Orientating Linework in FME

I am trying buffer 1 side of a line, which I have done using the method outlined in https://knowledge.safe.com/articles/20651/buffer-on-left-or-right-side-only.html. But I need to orientate the ...
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How to Count Features in a Feature Type in FME?

I am reading around 120 spatial tables in FME. I would like to export a spreadsheet or CSV using FME that contains the feature name (table name) and the number of records in that table. So far, I've ...
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Grouping polygons by spatial attributes

I'm working with a dataset that contains millions of polygons representing leased properties. In many cases, there are multiple polygons that are drawn on top of one another (representing multiple ...
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QGIS won't display GML features

I have a 90 MB GML with about 3000 features but QGIS only shows the first three. The fourth feature is a multipart polyline. This an the extract of the feature: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"...