I have two polyline datasets. One is a topoligically/spatially correct road centerline (red in the image below "new"), the other is a spatially inaccurate but properly attributed road centerline (yellow - "old"). I want to get the attributes into the spatially accurate one.
It's basically a spatial join but with a tolerance of up to about 5m . I see that there are options for point datasets (Spatial join using FME) but I can't seem to find anything for polylines.
I found a solution based on arcmap but I prefer to use FME in this case. See Merging and joining two line feature classes while maintaining attributes from both using ArcGIS for Desktop?
There's the following but it also dealing with a point dataset (FME - Is there a transformer to snap point on point of nearest line?)
Do I need to buffer the new dataset and then join the attributes of anything within the buffer and then convert this back into a line? or do I need to convert line to point and then run the above-suggested processes? or is there some simpler fme model process I can apply?
==== Based on @buddiebubba response I had the issue that he and @Mark Ireland said would happen.
The sample data is in https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1XGDTNNfbMJVzI1TUdEOFg2Yzg