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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.


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
9
reviewed Approve How to store attribute values from a custom form into shape file?
Mar
3
revised Add information from polygon to raster in R
typo fix in title
Mar
3
comment Plotting a list of towns in google maps or CartoDB
Google Fusion Tables would be another solution. It will import a CSV table and automatically geocode place names.
Mar
3
awarded  Custodian
Mar
3
reviewed Close Display the size of the dot based on the value
Mar
3
reviewed Leave Open QGIS Rasters - Filling no data cells
Mar
3
revised When I try to draw polygons why am I losing vertices?
edited typos
Mar
2
comment Is there a better way to convert Raster to Point data? Don't need one point for every cell
I certainly wouldn't lower the resolution. If you have 5ft cells and want to interpolate values between them, starting out by resampling to 50ft seems totally illogical. Your data is going in the wrong direction, enough to make kriging it back again irrelevant I would think. You may as well just stay in raster-land and interpolate with bicubic resampling.
Mar
2
comment Is there a better way to convert Raster to Point data? Don't need one point for every cell
@AndreJ - I'm guessing the number of decimal places is such that you'd never get two adjacent cells with exactly the same value.
Feb
25
answered FME SDE Writer changing the part sequence of a Multi-part polygon on Insert
Feb
24
comment In FME, is there a way to connect multiple input feature types from reader and route to single transformer?
Great. Glad it helped. Yes, there is one dialog for attributes and another for features. Perhaps you had the wrong one? And don't worry about terminology. I write our training materials so it's my job to be obsessive about things like that ;-)
Feb
23
comment Converting the level.dat file from Minecraft to a map
Ha! Of course, we both were working on an answer at the same time!
Feb
23
answered Converting the level.dat file from Minecraft to a map
Feb
23
comment In FME, is there a way to connect multiple input feature types from reader and route to single transformer?
I edited your text a little. I think you mean "feature types" - the objects on the canvas that represent layers/tables in the source dataset.
Feb
23
revised In FME, is there a way to connect multiple input feature types from reader and route to single transformer?
changed terminology
Feb
23
answered In FME, is there a way to connect multiple input feature types from reader and route to single transformer?
Feb
23
revised Adding nodes to a Polygon with FME
edited body
Feb
6
comment Which hardware for running FME 2015 on linux
That's a great answer. As to GPU processing, it's on our radar, but we've no immediate plans to do anything with it. But as with most things we'll always do something if there is enough demand for it. Let our support team know if it's of real interest.
Feb
6
awarded  Announcer