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HERE background maps in QGIS possible?

The OpenLayers plugin for QGIS allows one to add background maps from various sources to the data frame. These sources include OSM, Google, Bing, MapQuest, and Apple. However, Nokia's HERE Maps, is ...
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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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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 rastercatalog;...
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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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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 - Calculate distance of point along a line

I have created an FME workspace which inputs a pipeline as well as other linear features which cross it (waterways, roads, railways, fences, other pipelines, etc). The output is a point file which ...
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FME Proccess to merge two CSV files not working

I am trying to merge two datasets of golfcourse data with almost similar information. my end goal is to have all the data into one csv file that have merged information from both csv files. I have ...
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FME - Conditionally make parameters visible

I have an FME workspace in which the user sets several parameters before running. The first parameter is a multiple choice where the user selects which layers they would like to process. Depending on ...
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How to best remove rgb values outside of aerial image?

I have just converted RGB-TIF images to RGB-ECW for reasons of space and performance in ArcGIS. However, after the conversion, there are relics outside of the images which are not nodata values but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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FME Features to read parameter

I would like to ask if there is a way in FME to set the Feature types to read parameter, from values in microsoft access table. I have a model that translates .dgn files and then appends them to a ...
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ArcGIS Calling Wrong fme.exe When Python Script Converted To An ArcGIS Script Tool

I'm using this this bit of code to execute a FME Workbench file through a Python script ... import os os.system("fme.exe P:\\Mapping\\Scripts\\FME\\Easements_ROW_Extract_From_CAD.fmw") However, ...
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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 is)...
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How to read files one by one with FME

In one folder I can have one or more xml files. I would like (need) to use them one by one as input dataset (reader). Actually each xml file will be used within according fme workbench regardless some ...
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Reading raster datasets from file geodatabase with FME?

I have a file geodatabase (10.2) with geodatabase 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 ...
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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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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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Question about BNG coordinate systems

I'm historically a user of MapInfo Professional but have recently started using FME and have been talked into now testing out a copy of QGIS. The main problem I've come across is that the coordinate ...
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Spatial join using FME

I have two data sets, one is a polygon data set (Norwegian counties) and the other is points (roadkill incidence data). I want to do a spatial join where the points dataset inherits attributes (name/...
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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 do I bypass class extensions when reading from ArcSDE with FME 2014?

I'm trying to read Feature Class from our Enterprise Geodatabase and because we have custom class extensions registered on all our our data. I am not able to set the Reader to bypass the class ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Most efficient way to batch clip in FME?

I have one large shapefile and 100 smaller shapefiles that are smaller areas within the large shapefile. Using the Clipper transformer, I want to clip the large shapefile using each of the smaller ...
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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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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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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 GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["...
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FME - process only matching name datasources

I'm trying to find out how to deal with the below scenario with FME 2012 on board. I have a bunch of geotiff's tiles (A) and a bunch of others geotiff's tiles (B) that I would like to mosaick together....
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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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FME - Is there a transformer to snap point on point of nearest line?

I have a dwg file which has lines and points. I use FME (2014) to translate it into a shape file. This works fine but now I want to add some transformers in the workflow. The first think I want is to ...
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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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Is there an optimum RAM configuration to use for FME Desktop?

I have a couple of workstations with 32GB RAM where fme.exe processes often exceed 25GB, if its available. And I'm looking to possibly add a 3rd workstation. I noticed in an FME2014 beta build some ...
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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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How to efficiently change all source/output files in an FME workspace?

I have a large FME workspace with 5 readers, each of which are reading in many files, going through several transformers, and then writing out several resulting files. Now I need to do the exact same ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Automatic capture (Raster to Vector) [closed]

I would like to know the automatic process for Scanned hand drawn line Raster to vector conversion. Please can anyone help me.