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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.


Jan
6
comment FME - How to add an attribute when schema definition is dynamic?
@MarkIreland, yes, that's essentially what I tried. I have done that several times in the past with no trouble. And to answer your question, the attribute doesn't actually get added to the destination feature classes. I will send my workspace to support.
Jan
6
comment Best way to enforce valid table names when writing to a File Geodatabase
This solution worked perfectly. Thanks @Ken.
Dec
17
comment How to determine stream channel Reach locations?
Is your network topologically cleaned? That is, do the nodes and lines touch? Is your network in a geodatabase? In a geometric network? If not, you might benefit from putting it in a geometric network.
Dec
16
comment NameError: name 'Con' is not defined
@Liza, That is what this site is here for. It's how we learn.
Dec
16
comment How to add the current document path on Print Composer?
That's what I was afraid of. Thanks anyway. I'll look into implementing this solution across the company.
Dec
16
comment How to add the current document path on Print Composer?
+1 Nice answer, but I don't think this will work for me as others may need to edit a project. Please see the edits to my question.
Dec
16
comment How to add the current document path on Print Composer?
Yes and yes. Please see my edits.
Dec
13
comment Best way to enforce valid table names when writing to a File Geodatabase
I thought about that, but in order to fan out by that, I lose the dynamic aspect of the workbench. It also wants me to specify the allowed geometry which I won't know beforehand.
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.