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Product Evangelist and Product Specialist at Safe Software, BC, Canada. I write all of their training materials, support users (on FMETalk.com), evangelize on my blog (FMEEvangelist.com), run the certification program, help with product design, and much more!

I've now Worked for 20+ years in the spatial data industry (yikes!) particularly spatial data management. I focus on GIS and IT training and like being able to help people understand and use technology in new and interesting ways.


Apr
2
comment FME converter from DWG to Openlayers supported format
Maybe a good idea to get in touch with the support team (safe.com/support), send them your data, and ask them to check it out. They'll be glad to help.
Feb
22
answered How do I restrict a fme transformer to work only within a polygon mask?
Feb
22
answered Which image is shown ontop whilst mosaiking with the FME Rastermosaicker?
Jan
28
answered “Shapefile to WMS” with FME
Jan
23
comment FME: how to extract the coordinate of the North West corner
Try the NeighborFinder. In the attributes it adds will be the nearest coordinate with distance and bearing too
Jan
6
comment FME - How to add an attribute when schema definition is dynamic?
Actually, I guess another difference is that I'm using Shape not Geodatabase as the output. Perhaps that is the problem, though I don't think it should make a difference.
Jan
6
answered FME - How to add an attribute when schema definition is dynamic?
Dec
9
comment Extrude in FME for lines
I think we'd need to see the source data to know what's going on. If you can submit it to the FME support team they can check it out. safe.com/supportrequest
Nov
20
answered Is there a way to use an existing Elastic Block Store (EBS) with an FME Cloud instance?
Nov
19
answered Is there an optimum RAM configuration to use for FME Desktop?
Nov
19
comment how to decrease Raster size without altering cell size?
You can find the FME Training doc for raster online at: safe.com/learning/training/resource-center/advanced-raster - it includes an explanation of the difference between data type and bit depth, and how you can manipulate them with FME.
Nov
19
comment how to decrease Raster size without altering cell size?
If it's imagery, and you're using 8-bit, then you're probably at the low end already. In FME open the data in the Data Inspector, and drag an envelope across it in query mode. That will tell you all about the image. If there are three bands (Red8, Green8, Blue8) then you're using an 8-bit image and I don't think changing bit depth would help.
Nov
19
answered Can FME Desktop (node-locked) be installed on an Amazon EC2 or VPC instance?
Nov
10
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
7
comment How to fix the “Corrupt Shape file '<shapefile>' encountered — record size 218972988 is invalid” error in FME Workbench?
Hi Jay - looks like we have the data and the issue is fixed in FME2014 (build 14167 or greater). So it should all be OK, but give us a shout if you still have problems.
Sep
25
answered How to fix the “Corrupt Shape file '<shapefile>' encountered — record size 218972988 is invalid” error in FME Workbench?
Sep
25
comment How to fix the “Corrupt Shape file '<shapefile>' encountered — record size 218972988 is invalid” error in FME Workbench?
I've asked around at Safe HQ to see if anyone knows what the message is. But we might have to get a copy of your data to know what the exact issue is. Hopefully not. I'll let you know what our developers say.
Sep
16
revised How to discretise a line into grid lines
added link to a solution
Sep
16
answered How to discretise a line into grid lines
Sep
13
answered Lidar data in ArcGIS 10.1