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Product Evangelist and Product Specialist at Safe Software, BC, Canada. I write all of their training materials, support users online, evangelize on their blog, assess user certifications, help with product design, and much more!

I've now Worked for 25 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.


May
20
comment Unable to determine translation results - Universal Translator in MapInfo
Basically it looks to be a crash, and so I would get in touch with your support contact. I suspect there is something in the source data that the Shape Writer doesn't like. You might be able to export just a subset of the data, to try isolate a rogue feature, but that would be about the only workaround I think.
May
7
answered I can not see geometry column on SQL Executor of FME
May
6
answered Converting ArcSDE to CAD using FME when blockreference involved?
May
6
comment Setting encode type in Excel Reader of FME?
The question is, where are you seeing those question marks? Is it in Postgres? If so, it might be the Postgres writing that is the issue. Regardless, I'll try and get an FME support person to investigate and answer this question for you.
May
6
comment Deleting values from PostgreSQL database in FME?
You would connect a flow of data to the transformer, if you wanted to run the command once for each feature. Otherwise, to run the transformer just once, connect a Creator transformer to it.
May
4
comment About Spatial ETL and how much is it used in the GIS industry
I get the feeling it's an issue because it's a specific software. If you changed "FME" in the title to "Spatial ETL" then I guess it would be more acceptable.
Apr
30
comment How to write feature types with different geometries using Schema(From Table) to FME FileGDB using FME?
Can you post a screenshot of your dynamic parameters? It occurs to me that these are the likely problem. Maybe there is another Reader in the workspace and it is using that for the source schema. Alternatively, the suggestion that you aren't sending any actual features to the Writer is one to check out.
Apr
30
comment Exporting coordinates of shapefile into CSV using FME?
In FME2014 open up the Feature Type dialog and manually edit the attribute names. In 2015.0 you could just set the feature type to automatic and connect it up.
Apr
27
comment Is it possible to export my FME workbench canvas as a JPEG?
Saving as an image isn't a feature of FME. There is a print option and you could install a jpeg printer driver. Whether it would still try to print it as a series of pages, I don't know. It might depend on the driver.
Apr
24
answered How to create a realistic distribution of cities?
Apr
24
answered Read (GEO)JSON file from web service using FME Desktop
Apr
24
comment Spatial join using FME
Also check the Pass Criteria and Filter Type parameters, as they could potentially cause an issue. But I too am puzzled why or how you are getting polygon output with point input.
Apr
24
revised Spatial join using FME
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Apr
24
answered Spatial join using FME
Apr
23
comment Shortest Path Analysis with Turns
That's a good answer. I think I'd agree. There's no point going thru pain messing with the data just to stay in FME when there's a simpler way.
Apr
23
comment Shortest Path Analysis with Turns
I was thinking that too. It would chop out the turn, but it would also remove the ability to cross that junction in a straight line in the other direction
Apr
23
answered Shortest Path Analysis with Turns
Apr
23
comment Shortest Path Analysis with Turns
It would be fairly easy to take out roads with a tight turn, but I assume that you wouldn't want to - you'd want to keep them because e.g. it would be OK to pass across a junction on that road, just not turn left/right. Is that correct? I'll have a think but that's a tricky one.
Apr
22
comment FME and elasticsearch
What's funny here is that we did a webinar once that used roadkill data from the city of Vancouver as an example - and got complaints that it was in bad taste! Even though it's real data that depicts a real issue. So whatever you do with your data - make sure you do it tastefully ;-)
Apr
22
comment FME and elasticsearch
@ragnvald: If you add a comment to the "Other Items" list in Trello I think someone in the dev team with permission will upgrade it to a full suggestion.