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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.


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answered How to create a realistic distribution of cities?
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answered Read JSON web service
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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.
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answered Spatial join using FME
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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.
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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
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answered Shortest Path Analysis with Turns
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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.
Apr
21
revised FME and elasticsearch
small name fix!
Apr
21
answered FME and elasticsearch
Apr
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awarded  Good Answer
Apr
13
comment Translating Annotations with FME
Set the max distance high and include a list attribute. That will give you a list of the nearest annotations with a distance to them. Pick the one that is closest (ListSorter, ListIndexer). That should help - but the NeighborFinder is definitely the way to go.
Apr
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answered Compare values of two features by FME
Apr
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comment Compare values of two features by FME
It's basically nothing to do with the ID field. It all comes down to Field1 and Field2.
Apr
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comment Compare values of two features by FME
It seems to me he needs to find the closest value in table 2 to the value in table 1, that is also less than the table 1 value. Sort of like "The Price is Right"! Table 1 would be the list of prices, table 2 would be the contestant guesses. The contestant needs to be as close to the price as possible without going over. I'll have a think about it.
Mar
16
comment WFS Data Interoperability in ArcMap
What version of FME are you using? In ArcGIS 10.1 the interop extension will be equivalent to FME2012, which is now 3 years different to the current FME. The newest FME also has enhanced NULL support, so I wonder if that's why there are more NULLs now? Also, I'm not 100% clear which of the two solutions is incorrect. If FME is correct but the interop extension isn't then I'm guessing there have been subsequent bug fixes. Upgrading to 10.3 would help that. See: fmepedia.safe.com/articles/Samples_and_Demos/… for more info
Mar
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reviewed Approve How to store attribute values from a custom form into shape file?