I want to convert JPEG to Geotiff in FME.

I use the following workspace JPEG reader -> RasterExtractor -> CoordinateSystemSetter -> RasterGeoreferencer (parameter : extents) -> Reprojector -> GEOTIFF writer.

The transformation fails at the RasterGeoreferencer with error

Invalid coordinates. The four coordinates must form a rectangle, which can be rotated RasterGeoreferencer: A fatal error has occurred. Check the logfile above for details

Any suggestions?

  • EPSG:2100 to EPSG:3857
    – Nik
    Commented Nov 1, 2012 at 12:22
  • If you're entering EPSG:2100 into RasterGeoreferencer and CoordinateSystemSetter, but want the output in EPSG:3857, then you will need the Reprojector part to do that (ignore that part of my reply). Commented Nov 1, 2012 at 12:28

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Ok. I think what's going on is that you have the wrong parameters set in RasterGeoreferencer. The below image is WRONG:


What's going on there (and what I guess you're doing) is that I've not specified a square for the coordinates, they're going to make some weird shape. This gives me the same error you're getting.

What you need to do is enter correct, square/rectangular coordinates. So if you had a raster like this: grid

I'd enter co-ordinates like this:


Although that does turn it upside down which is possibly undesirable, but that's just trial and error. :-) Either way, it is projected now!

Also: I don't think you need the RasterExtractor (mine works fine without it) unless you want to put the raster into a specific attribute (which you don't).

Nor do you need the Reprojector because what that does is change from one coordinate system to another, but if you've set it with CoordinateSystemSetter and RasterGeoreferencer, then its already set.

  • fyi In FME2013 we've made this transformer a bit more lenient, so that if the numbers aren't quite right, it will still pass. It's only a "bit" lenient; the data will still need to be approximately square of course. Commented Nov 1, 2012 at 15:22
  • I was looking for a way to take JPG (no geo reference) and convert it to LL84. This helped a lot. All I needed was to use the coordinatesetter and the rastergeoreferences. Thank you.
    – Dr.YSG
    Commented Jun 13, 2014 at 15:35

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