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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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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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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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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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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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Calling ArcGIS 10 geoprocessing method in FME 2011

I am trying to create an attribute index in a feature class in FME 2011. I couldn't find any trasnformer that does it. So I'm thinking may be I can use "PythonCaller" transformer to call "Add ...
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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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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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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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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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FME - How to send list of files to reader

I have an Excel spreadsheet which contains the file paths of MapInfo files that I want to convert to a File Geodatabase using FME. Is it possible to send this spreadsheet to the MapInfo reader so ...
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Is SpatiaLite or SQLite Spatial an Accepted Standard?

The reason why I ask this is because I have been undertaking some testing and have found that there seems to be many implementation and not all of them are interchangeable. For example: FME can read ...
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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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Large Open Street Map OSM file to Shapefile. Is there any hope for 32-bit FME?

I have a large OSM XML file (around 8 GB) that I was hoping to process in FME. I have a workbench that I previously used to process smaller files (500 MB) into feature type-specific Shapefiles (e.g. ...
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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 - 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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LineJoiner in FME

I have lot of line objects. Some of them are smaller than some criteria. I would like to join all lines or smaller segments of line which are smaller than 1 meter to bigger lines, keeping the ...
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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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Anyone used Informatica Powercenter and FME together?

FME apparently integrates with Informatica Powercenter. I use Informatica quite a bit to move data around, push and pull to ArcSDE, and to slurp mass quantities of XML into SQL Server. I'm ...
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Shortest Path Analysis with Turns

Problem: Using FME and a road networks dataset, I am trying to find the shortest path from A to B, while taking into consideration of turning width (say for a truck). I have created a point feature ...
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GIS Database Migration Project (Oracle to ArcGIS)

I have been tasked with converting an Oracle Database into an ESRI file geodatabase. The data represents a gas network. The client's Oracle database has over 400 tables, 120 of which are spatial. ...
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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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FME: Join attributes in text file with attributes in SHAPE file

I have a SHAPE file with points and different attributes - one attribute MyID. I also have a plain text file with several attributes - each in a separated column: MyID MyValue 1 A 2 B 3 C ...
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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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In FME, is there a way to connect multiple input feature types from reader and route to single transformer?

In FME, is there a way to connect multiple readers to a single transformer? I'm using FME 2015 and want to clip a bunch of feature classes to a single feature, but can't seem to find an easy way to do ...
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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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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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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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Merging data using FME

I am a newbie in FME and is trying to accomplish a similar implementation like this: merging data in ArcSDE But we are still in the proof of concept stage.So we are just starting of with 2 ...
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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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Why do file geodatabase and SDE readers produce different fme_geometry types?

I have one very simple workbench that I am running against both SDE (9.3) and FGDB (10.0) sources. I noticed two different fme_geometry values for same type of objects. For the first one, i.e SDE ...
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How to identify gaps in linear point data in FME?

I have been given a spreadsheet which contains coordinates of welds along a pipeline. I'm using FME to create points from the coordinates. On average, the points are roughly 11 metres from each ...
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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 ...
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What is the FME Equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?

I'm attempting to union 2 large featureclasses in ArcCatalog, QGIS, and FME. What is the transformer that would be equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?
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FME values used in python

I need one attribute value from FME and use it in python script as a parameter. How can I do this? Do I have to have def_init_() def input(), def close() also?
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FME - How to convert string represenation of date to a date format that SQL Server will accept?

I have dates in the form of 07-28-2010 I am extracting from DWG filenames. I need to push these to a DateTime formatted table in non-spatial SQL Server 2008. SQL Server doesn't like them as strings ...
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Calculate Field based on field value in a second table

I have a table in a MSSQL Server Enterprise SDE database. I need to join a table from a MS SQLExpress Workgroup SDE database and then calculate 11 fields in the Enterprise table based on values in ...
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How to embed images in KML balloons using FME?

I am using FME to produce a kml file with multiple placemarks. Each placemarks corresponds to a specific feature on the ground. I am creating balloons to provide some descriptive information of the ...
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How to convert a JPEG to GeoTiff using FME?

I want to convert JPEG to Geotiff in FME. I use the following workspace JPEG reader -> RasterExtractor -> CoordinateSystemSetter -> RasterGeoreferencer (parameter : extents) -> Reprojector -> ...
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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 find intersections of lines less than 45° in FME

I'm trying to identify intersections of electrical transmission lines that are less than 45° in FME. While, in theory, this doesn't seem like such a daunting task, in practice, it's proving quite ...
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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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What is the best FME Transformer for Text search and replace in attribute fields

I have a number of feature classes which have fields containing text which has somehow become improperly encoded. The fields contain german text which should be either ä, ö, ü, ß but instead contains ...
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Using FME to merge lines in multiple SHP layers

I have multiple layers of complex laine data that I need to flatten int a single layer of lines. The issue is that some of the line data overlaps and intersects and is not end node to end node. How ...
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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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Calculate distance from all points to all lines within 10km using FME?

I have a polyline shapefile and a point shapefile. The points are along the polylines. There are over 100 lines and over 10,000 points. I want to calculate the perpendicular distance from every ...
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Huge x,y,z dataset into oracle, possible?

I have 200 .xyz files containing 1500000 points each. Is this possible to import this dataset to oracle? It makes a total of 300.000.000 points!!! Background is I want to improve a FME script that ...
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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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Shortest Path Analysis - FME

I am trying to find the shortest path between two points based on an attribute other than length (like speed limit). I am using ArcMap 10.2.1 (no network analyst extension) and FME 2014; but I am ...