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I've been in the geospatial industry since 2002. I primarily use ArcGIS, MapInfo, and FME. But I'm interested in learning QGIS, GRASS and other open source GIS software. I'm also in the process of honing my Python skills.


Dec
13
comment Best way to enforce valid table names when writing to a File Geodatabase
Furthermore, if I rename fme_feature_type, I get an error saying it can't find the schema definition because it's getting the definition from fme_feature_type.
Dec
13
comment Best way to enforce valid table names when writing to a File Geodatabase
FME automatically appends _point, _line, _polygon or _annotation because a feature class can only support one geometry type. Whereas, a TAB file can support multiple types in one file. But I'm not concerned about that. I'm wondering how to get rid of the () characters in the file name.
Dec
13
comment Best way to enforce valid table names when writing to a File Geodatabase
The writer is dynamic because I want to read all TABs in a folder and write to a geodatabase. TAB filenames should become the feature class names with "_point", "_line", or "_polygon" appended automatically as appropriate. No fanouts.
Dec
11
comment FME - MapInfo to File Geodatabase Conversion Project
This is a good idea, and I ended up modifying it to come up with a solution. Thanks.
Dec
11
comment FME - How to extract the rightmost folder in a path
Perfect! I can't tell you how much time I spent trying to work this one out. Too many transformers...
Dec
10
comment Are there any tools / plugins to develop mapbooks using QGIS?
could you please update the link if it still exists?
Dec
10
comment Change symbology of layer of unique symbol to unique with python
lyr.symbologyType will never equal "UNIQUE_SYMBOLE". The list of possible values is: GRADUATED_COLORS, GRADUATED_SYMBOLS, OTHER, UNIQUE_VALUES and RASTER_CLASSIFIED as per the website on the layer class.
Dec
10
comment Finding differences between two shapefiles in Python
What about using the object.equals method? What else have you tried?
Dec
10
comment Line style width property not being applied in QGIS 2.0.1
These seem to be two separate questions. Please edit your post accordingly.
Dec
9
comment How to extract list of layers in MXD using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 and Python 2.5?
Change "CAD" to either "Feature" or "All" as per the help documentation.
Dec
7
comment Pack table option in MapBasic
Before packing the tables, you could get a list of all tables in the map window and add them back after packing.
Dec
6
comment FME - MapInfo to File Geodatabase Conversion Project
@Martin, good point. I'll try that on Monday when I'm back at work.
Dec
6
comment Generate clusters of X points within N meters
possible duplicate of Find Clustered Points Within X Distance with N Points
Dec
6
comment FME - set symbology in TAB files in a directory
Ok, maybe you can't overwrite the same files. Try looking into Parameters. You can make the source directory the parameter, then use that same directory for your destination. You can also use the source filename and add something like "_styled" at the end of the filename. You might need the fme_basename attribute. I also suggest when you create a new workspace, use "generate workspace" and select Dynamic Schema.
Dec
6
comment FME - set symbology in TAB files in a directory
@GeorgeC, I've edited my question to reflect this for you.
Dec
5
comment Can MapInfo Professional use data direct from a File Geodatabase?
Because he wants to read the File Geodatabase which could potentially be changing. Converting to TAB would only give him a snapshot of the FGB at the time of conversion. Any future edits wouldn't be visible.
Dec
3
comment How to perform a Cost Path analysis in ArcGIS 10.1?
If you have your suitable locations, are they your destinations? You want to find the least cost to them? From where?
Dec
3
comment Failed to use InsertCursor to add point features
I was just going to say that.
Dec
2
comment How to perform a Cost Path analysis in ArcGIS 10.1?
I can't see any the edits to your question. Could you please try again?
Dec
2
comment Load LAS files in MapInfo
I've used Engage 3D Pro by Encom and, yes, it does cost. From memory, between $2000 and $3000 Australian Dollars. It's a pretty decent program, though. If you don't want to pay top dollar, have a look at Global Mapper which is significantly cheaper. Also, there are several open source alternatives and you should be able to convert for use in MapInfo fairly painlessly.