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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to update Geodatabase point file table from Excel data using FME

I have excel spreadsheet with data that I want to load into a GeoDatabase point table. The table already exists and I want to update the data not append. There is a unique ID to link the Excel data ...
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File GDB to SDE Database using FME

I'm currently stuck in my FME Workspace script. Ideally, I'm reading from a file geodatabase and will update the SDE database in SQL server. I have CRC calculators to check for the changes in the ...
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Using FME to convert a MapInfo TAB to GML with style attributes

I have a FME transformer that converts MapInfo TAB files to GML. What I would like is for the pen colour, pattern and width information to be brought across to the GML somehow. It really doesn't ...
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How to merge attributes fields and their values into a single table using a common key with FME

I am having difficulties with a relatively simple task. I have multiple transformers which append an attribute to an "ElementID" coming from different transformers. I would like to merge all outputs ...
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What is the workflow to add more records from CSV files to a point feature in Oracle Spatial?

We have some GPS data in CSVs to export to existing features in database schema. The CSVs have the same attributes columns, as that of the tables in ORACLE (missing objectIDs, geometry and globalID). ...
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How to read raster datasets from ESRI geodatabase with FME?

I have a file geodatabase (10.2) with gdb feature classes as well as geodatabase raster datasets. I am using the Esri Geodb API reader in FME Desktop 2014 to read feature types from this geodatabase. ...
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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 to batch run an FME workspace on a feature basis?

Not sure about the title of my question... My point is to run an entire workspace for each feature contained in a reader. In python this would look like: for s in bus_stops: run_workspace(s) ...
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How to compare two files with FME

I have two csv files which each have a field containing the same feature type but with different field names. I need to compare the values of these fields in the two files to find out where there are ...
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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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Import GML data in SQL Server Spatial

I have GML file with Application Schema whose data I need to import into SQL Server Spatial. I have been creted database structure with all thing that I need in database, and now I need to fill it ...
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FME: why do my readers sometimes not get added to the canvas?

Sometimes when I generate a workspace in fme 2014, the reader and writer get created but not added to the workspace. Can anyone explain why?
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How can I reformat xml data with fme?

I am reading xml data with FME 2014 and attempting to rebuild a relational database model. I have an xml object "element " which has an m:m relationship with object "type". The xml looks like this... ...
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Unable to inspect GML file

I use FME to make GML file based on SQLServer data. When I create GML, I cann't see anything in FME Data Inspector or Universal Viewer. Like something is missing in file. I have schema, and ...
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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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Lidar data in ArcGIS 10.1

Problem: I have a set of LAS files that doesn't display in Arcmap. Details: I try to use LAS to tin in Arcmap to convert my LAS points to a TIN. However, when browsing to the folder with the files, ...
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Is there a way to export metadata to HTML with FME

I'm trying to export metadata from ArcSDE to HTML. I've been trying to use the XSLTProcessor transformer with the ArcGIS.xsl stylesheet. I can't seem to make it work. Any ideas. Is there another ...
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How to create feature type from xml attribute value?

Here is a sample from an xml child element: <element> <aspects> <a id="1" l="de" v="Grundlose Kuhle"/> <a id="2" p="6" code="7"/> <a id="3" p="12" code="6"/> <a ...
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Creating hierarchy of Feature Elements in MapForce

I use FME to translate SQLServer tables into gml document. In FME, I make one-one connections (every feature type produces new feature type in output). This document is not 'structured' as I want. ...
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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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FME: How to retain Field names in reader?

I am having problems with field names in my writer using fme 2014. When I "generate" a workspace and pre-define the reader and writer before I add transformers, the readers field names are ...
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Splitting strings into new rows, retaining geometry

UPDATED BELOW I have 9 shapefiles, each shapefile has 700,000+ rows and I have roughly 12 attribute fields in each shapefile. There are three attribute fields, common to every shapefile, that I am ...
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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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How can I download images from an API using FME?

Using an API which enables me to retrieve XML data about Objects, I am also able to enter the ID of the object and download an image. Does anyone know how I can do this using FME?
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FME - calculating distance to points along a line

I am new to FME, and trying to get my head around what should be pretty straightforward issues, but I find myself going around in circles Basically I want to determine the distance (chainage) to a ...
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How can I convert WKT to SHP?

Using ArcGIS, ArcInfo and fme, I would like to transform data which contains wkt geometries (points, lines and polygons) into SHP. Has anyone a workflow for doing such a transformation?
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How to convert xml into readable gis format

I have data in xml format which contains a child element "GEOM" which has coordinates in the following format POINT (9.9632253030540205 52.9569277022282421) POLYGON ((9.7423702151211078 ...
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GML TimePeriod mapping in MapForce

I made SQLServer database structure based on xsd schema I got. In that schema two fields have gml:TimePeriodType. In database I put two columns for each field of this type (begin and end) and the ...
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FME Workbench: Merging Multiple Shapefiles into One Database Table

I'm new to FME Workbench, but have used Quick Translator for a while. What I have is a directory: C:\Mexico\Maps\Rural where I’ve extracted the Shapefiles for multiple states. Nothing else is in that ...
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FME : How can I use multiple Workspacerunners in one Workspace? [closed]

I created two Workspaces, the first one does a clipping process and the second has to run it. It contains a "Creator" and 4 Workspace-runners. I have 4 different Inputs and outputs paths, how can I ...
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How to transform JSON with field x,y to gdb in fme

I have JSON file with x,y field. I wonder how to transform geoemtry to gdb? Example of json: [ { "OBJECTID": "1", "x": "15", "y": "21" }, { "OBJECTID": "2", "x": "16", ...
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How to enable sde Reader in fme2014

I have windows 7 64bit running ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 and fme 2014. On another server I have ArcSDE9.3. I want to create an SDE Reader in FME but am unsure about how to connect. At the moment SDE ...
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Transform wkb to gml geometry using FME

Maybe (and probably) this is stupid question, but I am totaly new to FME and geometry conversion. I need to transform WKB field from SQLServer to GML geometry using FME software. How can I do this?
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How can I use polygon grid to export raster [duplicate]

I have a polygon grid which consists of 100 square polygons. For each square I need to export the raster overlay. I have ArcGIS 10.0, FME 2014, Saga-GIS. Is there a suitable tool for this or do I need ...
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Converting arcs to straight line segments?

I have a large number of geometries, currently stored in Oracle, some of which contain arc segments. I need to convert these geometries into LRS (Linear Referencing System) format so I would like to ...
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Creating metadata in zipped file geodatabase using FME

I have a workbench set up where I create a Feature Class inside a file geodatabase. the next step is to create the metadata and load it into the same Feature Class. This all works fine. I'm doing ...