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FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) is an ETL (Extract Transform Load) tool by Safe Software. It reads and writes a wide range of data formats and services. Loaded with tools for manipulation of vector, raster, point cloud data and also non-spatial tabular data and code (XML/JSON).

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Which Python modules are pre-installed in FME?

I'm writing a script to be used in a PythonCaller-transformer in FME Workbench. I'm wondering which modules/packages are already installed during the installation of FME WB itself, and which ones I ...
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Using FME to compare two geometries from different datasets in WellKnownText-format

I have two CSV files with WKT linestring data, which are identical except I have removed n number of lines for testing purposes in one of them, and I am trying to find an easy way in FME to compare ...
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Get emailer to send FME log files to my email address once work bench has run

I would like to receive and email with a log file in attached or in the body of the email when a workspace is run. I'm using FME Desktop. I thought about reading the logfile using a feature reader ...
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How to point FME Feature Type to a different Reader?

I have a workspace with dozens of Readers & Writers that all point to the same database, all using the same connection. How to point all the relevant Feature Types to a single Reader/Writer ...
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Fanout feature classes in different feature datasets

I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.9 with the Data Interoperability Extension. I try to fan out different feature classes with FME. Using the "fanout dataset"-function, I manage to create multiple ...
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Attributes generating no output using PointOnAreaOverlayer transformer in FME

I have a PointOnAreaOverlayer transformer and I wonder why the Point outpot port let's me use all attributes, whereas the Area output port generates no output for some attributes that I need to use. ...
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FME: SQLExecutor [PostGIS Format] ST_Intersects() Not Recognized

Scenario: [A] 5,784 polygon geometries + [B] 2,100,000 address points Source Format: [A] GDB Feature Class, [B] PostGIS Table Goal: Find which address points [B] intersect with polygon geometries [A] ...
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FME: Count crossings of roads and waterways

I have two datasets from OSM for a small region: roads and waterways. I want to count the "bridges" resp. all kinds of crossings between roads and waterways in FME. I can't find the right ...
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How to write GML with features inside FeatureCollection.FeatureCollectionMembers element

I received a sample ready-made GML file (60 MB) along with a corresponding XSD file, with the aim of converting some of my databases to an identical GML form. I first opened this GML in the FME Data ...
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In FME, how can I extract the last few characters from a string where each string is a different length?

I have two string attributes, for both of which I need to extract the last 5 characters from each string. The length of the strings varies, with some 6 and some 7 characters. In this example, I have ...
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Split Line at Point in FME

I need to split a network consisting of connected lines in FME by points. Do you know which transformation works in FME the same way as 'split line at point' in ArcGIS. PointOnLineOverlayer couldn't ...
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Filter Date field in the file geodatabase

I am reading data from a file geodatabase in my FME workspace. The data is huge and takes time to process. I have set up a query to only filter data that ends with .2022 but the workspaces are still ...
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FME - Find and calculate part of area that is a rectangle in a polygon feature

I'm looking for a way to find the largest part of an polygon feature that is whole rectangle. Don't know if it make sense, but maybe the picture helps explain it. So far I've been using Chopper with 5-...
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GIS layers created using FME 2021 not visible in QGIS

QGIS 3.24 SQL Server 2015 I have GIS layers in SQL Server created using ogr2ogr and FME2021 All the layers are created using my machine. In my QGIS Desktop I can see all layers irrespective of how ...
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Find the average of pairs with the same first element in FME

I have a list of pairs in FME: and need to calculate the average of each set of pairs with the same first element. I came up with this code, but it takes a lot of time to paste and copy the list. Is ...
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Combine readers for single line of processing before splitting out to writers in FME

I have a relatively simple but repetitive FME workbench where I have approx 30 readers that go through much the same processing before being written by approx 30 writers (one-to-one), something like ...
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FME unwanted conversion of RGB to palette in PNG writer

I have a pile of TIFF images (aerial photography) that I want to convert to PNG. Band interpretation of my source TIFF files is allways RGB, cp. gdalinfo: C:\OSGeo4W>gdalinfo -mm -stats s:\ER-GIS-...
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Extending lines to edge of polygon, but not where start/end point intersects another line

I have made center line dataset from polygons. However, at the endpoints these lines didn't extend to the edge of the polygons. So I used the FME line extender tool, to extend the lines by large ...
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Using dynamic feature types in FeatureReader (Excel) constraints

I am new to FME. I have 100+ Excel workbooks, each of which has 2-4 worksheets in them. To prep to do some schema mapping, I'm trying to read out all of the attribute names to a new spreadsheet (Excel ...
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Looping through directory to use gdb with current date from folder using FME BatchFile

I created a batch file using the command line from the FME workspace and need to run it through a task scheduler. The file gdb is a parameter that needs to change in this batch file on every run. I am ...
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Python + FME Objects : print log in the cmd

I'm running a FME Workbench from my Python script and I struggle to print the log in the cmd. When I run the FME Workbench (from FME without Python), I got this error in the FME translation log : 2022-...
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FME GeometryReplacer, WKT Error

I am trying to load POINT WKT Geometry from MS SQL Server, it is in WKT Format. Using the GeometryReplacer, I am receiving an Error, and everything looks right as far as I can see, it continues to ...
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Using ArcPy and FME Objects in Python script

I'm trying to call both ArcPy and FME Objects modules in my Python script. I feel like the issue's from sys.path.append()... import sys import os sys.path.append(r"C:\Program Files (x86)\Esri\...
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Double "foreach" - replace text in string when matching text in list using FME

I have a dataset containing texts for translation using Azure's Cognitive Services, and another dataset containing the names of points of interests (and their geolocations). Multiple matches can occur....
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FME linux path - cannot locate VRT

I am trying to transfer an FMW (FME workspace) script, using FME workbench 2020.2, from windows to linux (Redhat). In the FMW-script there are several published parameters. Among them there are 2 ...
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Deleting overlaping vertex between line-features if not start/end vertex

I have a problem. I have a road-network dataset that has topological intersection where it's not supposed to be (see picture below). To solve this, what I want to do is to erase overlapping vertexes ...
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Optimal workflow for automating placing points that represent clusters (between QGIS, FME, Python)

Ultimately I would like to automate the process of generating clusters from points (representing buildings and amenities within a neighbourhood), and placing points at street intersections which are ...
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Esri Workspace XML to FME dropping first record

I am working with some Esri Workspace XML documents supplied by a third party. These have (for years) successfully loaded via python into Personal GDB for minor attribution before being imported into ...
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Using a folder of file GDBs as a Reader in FME

I have an FME tool that currently compares a "new" version of a file GDB to a previous "old" version. The tool compares two feature classes and summarizes the changes in a ...
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Subdividing very complex and big road polygon data into almost equal sized pieces while also dividing vertically depending on the width

This is a follow up question to the previous one I asked here. The solution explained there works pretty well for a small portion of the dataset I've got where there is no roundabouts or holes in ...
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How can I delete automatically all attributes from a table that are not necessary in FME 2021?

I am reading some feature types in FME, doing some processing and writing as ESRI shape file format. Is there a way I could delete all the attributes from a table that are not necessery?? I need my ...
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Writing multiple geometries to Interlis using FME

I have to write Features with more than one geometry to interlis. In the Interlis model there is a class which has an optional second geometry as an attribute. Enabling the (Oracle-) Reader to read ...
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FME Translator not able to run the tool

I am trying to run a workspace from FME on ArcGIS attribute value checks, however, I am getting the below error message "eReading file ERROR: A compatible ArcGIS application could not be found ...
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Error with FME server working with ArcGIS server (Portal for ArcGIS)

Our company rented server (Windows Server 2016) where we've got ArcGiS Server (Enterprise) + FME Server. And some FME jobs (workbenches) using FME SDE Readers. So reades takes some vector objects from ...
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Translating custom coordinate system for MyCoordSysDefs.fme

I have a custom coordinate system that I was confused how to translate it to the MyCoordSysDefs.fme for use in Safe Desktop. Here's how it is represented in the prj file: GEOGCS['GCS_ETRS_1989',DATUM['...
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Dealing with log4j vulnerability in FME products

Is there a way to mitigate any risk associated with the log4j vulnerability in FME Products? FME Desktop FME Server FME License Server (FlexLM)
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Extract all Pitch, Yaw and Roll EXIF information from JPEG using Python PIL

I have a series of JPEGS captured during an aerial patrol. These JPEGS have metadata stored within JPEG, this metadata includes the GPSInfo and other data. I am trying to extract this information into ...
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Creating secondary user parameter in FME that is based on input from first parameter

I would like to create a user parameter that can be completed based on the inputs of a previous parameter. I'm wondering if this is possible because the dataset is unknown until I use a user parameter ...
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Creating dynamic map scale in FME

Is there a way to generate a dynamic map scale for my dataset so that when I create a PDF map, I can create several PDFs at different scales (based on the size of the feature) at once? For example, ...
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FME Reading SLD problems

I am trying to parse an SLD file (which is XML) and generate a CSV output based on the rules within it. The following is a sample of the SLD structure <?xml version="1.0" encoding="...
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Set FME Writer to always output to the same location as the Reader

Is it possible to set the Writer in FME to always write to the same location as the Reader (ideally a FeatureReader) so that the output is always saved in the same folder location as the input? ...
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Use FME to expose each feature from feature class

I have a feature class in a geodatabase which usually has between 1-300 features. I would like to use FME to expose each feature and create an individual shapefile for each, based on an attribute. For ...
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FME Spatial Join One to Many

I am relatively new to FME and have been attempting to carry out my usual ArcMap tasks in FME instead. One tool that I use frequently in ArcMap is Spatial Join, specifically with the One to Many join ...
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How to automatically filter each value using AttributeFilter or another transformer in FME?

FME 2016 Build 16494 I want to automatically filter each info field value and the workspace will run them one by one. It's like: and and How can I do that?
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FME - merge using data from table (distance of line)

I have line_1 which is build from two elements (a,b). 0 means start of line. First (a) has 20 m, second (b) 30 m. I have table with distance of these lines and records are separate (example on screen)....
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FME - how to sort data in verses

I have many elements in my layer. In the table, I have measure - distance and curvature. These two data in columns are connected with each other. For example (first verse): 0 - 35; 4420 - 35; 4157 - ...
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Calculating/obtaining a "centerpoint" inside a multipolygon entity with FME software?

Obviously, this point does not necessarily have to be the real centroid, but it does have to be a, only one, single interior point of each multipolygon. What I have found is the CenterPointReplacer ...
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FME - Measure length of line to any point along line

Do you know how can I measure distance from the beginning of line to point. Points are on lines. I tried some solution and think about measuregenerator, lengthtopointcalculator, neighborfinder... but ...
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Intersecting several layers in FME

I am trying to intersect multiple line layers (in FME: feature types) against 1 layer. Therefore I am using LineOnLine Overlayer in FME 2021 but without any success so far. Transformer is going all ...
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How to resolve this error in my Python code: Warning: not all FMESessions that were created were destroyed before shutdown. This may cause instability

I am using the Data Interoperability extension. I created 2 spatial ETL tools and added each to a model in my ArcGIS Pro project. When run manually, both tools and models run just fine but when I put ...

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