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I am new to FME, and trying to get my head around what should be pretty straightforward issues, but I find myself going around in circles

Basically I want to determine the distance (chainage) to a series of points on a water main, which consists of 8 connecting line segments.

I have managed to create the chain of points every 10m by using the Labeller and then the GeometryCoercer (fme_point). I also joined up the 8 line segments into 1 by using LineJoiner.

The question is now how do I get the chainage to each of the points along the line?

  • I've tried MeasureGenerator, but that gives me the chainage to the vertices not to the points
  • I've tried ShortestPathFinder but they all come out of the Unused port. I also tried it with the TopologyBuilder first, but this had no effect
  • I've tried PointOnLineOverlayer but this splits my line.
  • I checked FME - Calculate distance of point along a line but couldn't get the answer either.

I think I'm close, but anybody got any suggestions?

  • Related gis.stackexchange.com/questions/30518/… – Mapperz Jul 23 '14 at 16:27
  • I think we'd need to see a bit more of the source data to help (in particular I'm not clear on the difference between the vertices and the points). You could also send the workspace/data to Safe Support for us to look at (safe.com/supportrequest). Mark it FAO Mark Ireland and it'll be assigned to me. – Mark Ireland Jul 24 '14 at 15:11
  • Thanks Mark. I've sent you an email with the workspace and data attached. – TallArnie Jul 25 '14 at 14:39

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