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Form (previously know as FME) is an desktop ETL tool from Safe Software.

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How to process GRIB2 Data for Visualization?

My goal is to extract wind information from data provided to me in the GRIB2 format as it has been done in the attached image. I was curious if anybody had any experience with this format. I'm not ...
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Creating "oblique bounding box" with maximum width/height ratio?

I would like to create a surrounding rectangle with maxiumum width/height ratio ("oblique bounding box") from a set of input features as shown in the image below: E.g. the PostGIS functions ...
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Converting 1 meter to decimal degrees using FME

I am using FME's Tester to select objects that are bigger than 1 meter. My data are in EPSG:4326. How much is 1 meter in decimal degrees?
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Open source alternative to FME from Safe Software for Spatial ETL? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there is any open source solution which comes close to safe FME? I would like to integrate it into my workflow, but it´s just another few thousand which my employer has to give out ...
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FME - Calculate distance of point along a line

I have created an FME workspace which inputs a pipeline as well as other linear features which cross it (waterways, roads, railways, fences, other pipelines, etc). The output is a point file which ...
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Most efficient way to batch clip in FME?

I have one large shapefile and 100 smaller shapefiles that are smaller areas within the large shapefile. Using the Clipper transformer, I want to clip the large shapefile using each of the smaller ...
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DXF attribute to z value

We have been given a DXF that contains a Elevation attribute but we would like to generate a 3D DXF. I know I can generate a 3D dxf from a shapefile using: ogr2ogr -f "DXF" out.dxf in.shp -zfield ...
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Determining if polygon not enclosed by other polygons [closed]

Does anyone know of a routine/function or transformer that would identify if a polygon is not fully enclosed/surrounded by other polygons? The polygons have no gaps or slivers between them so if a ...
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Removing unnecessary vertices?

I have over sampled polygons that I need to simplify, without changing the shape. basically, I want to reduce the number of vertices, by eliminating the ones that are useless and have the polygons ...
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Writing SQL WHERE Clause using Multiple Choice values in FME?

I published a parameter which is of Choice Multiple type. I wish to use values from this parameter for WHERE Clause when Reading Inputed Data in the begin of Workbench. So there is no problem if I ...
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How to read files one by one with FME

In one folder I can have one or more xml files. I would like (need) to use them one by one as input dataset (reader). Actually each xml file will be used within according fme workbench regardless some ...
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Reducing number of connections required in FME

With FME 2017 I have to export multiple (205) feature types coming from an SDE Database. I have loaded them into Workbench which creates 205 separate Readers and I now have to create a writer for each ...
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FME 2021-22 delete features in GeoPackage

I used FME to convert some geodatabases into GeoPackages. However, I updated some layers inside some geodatabases and need to do the same for the GeoPackages in FME. I opened the FME Data Inspector ...
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Splitting strings into new rows, retaining geometry

UPDATED BELOW I have 9 shapefiles, each shapefile has 700,000+ rows and I have roughly 12 attribute fields in each shapefile. There are three attribute fields, common to every shapefile, that I am ...
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Reducing number of point features considering minimal distance and spatial distribution [closed]

I have a certain number of generated node features using FME 2016. They are coming as output of one FME workbench and actually representing characteristic points of underground cables. Total number of ...
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Remove Collar from ECW File (Orthophoto Mosaic)

Maybe i'm missing a basic concept when it comes to manipulating/removing values from an RGB orthophoto mosaic. Is it possible to completely eliminate the collar (black background) from an orthophoto ...
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Filtering layers in QGIS atlas

In processing several spatial data sets (tbl_data_01, tbl_data_02, tbl_data_03, etc) using FME I establish a spatial table called "tbl_metadata" with information about each of the data set. This table ...
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Smallworld > FME > PostGIS > QGIS, handling geometry types

I'm migrating data from Smallworld via FME/SpatialBiz Plugin to a PostgreSQL/PostGIS Environment and then trying to open the resulting tables with QGIS 2.12.1. Problem arises, because Smallworld ...
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Data Interoperability or FME ESRI Edition?

I've been debating keeping our Data Interoperability licence or going with the full FME ESRI Edition. I'm looking for advice.
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FME - Can I write back into my original file geodatabase

I have a gas pipeline network which I have stored in an File Geodatabase as polylines. I've created an FME workspace to split the pipelines at fittings (valves, reducers, tees, etc) which are stored ...
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Extracting RGB values from aerial photo and assigning to LAS file with FME?

I need to extract the RGB Values from imagery and assign to a .las file in order to display 3d landscape with "real" colours. I have an unlicenced LAStools, FME 2017 and ArcGIS 10.3.1 at hand. I ...
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How to create autoincrementing primary key with dynamic writer in FME

I'm writing 3 shapefiles to an MSSQL Spatial database with FME. I'm using a writer with dynamic settings to simplify future updates of the input files. In order to create a spatial index with the ...
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Export multipolygons into a GeoPackage

In FME, I use the Aggregator to merge polygons based on one attribute (desnat in my example file). When the output is Shapefile, multipolygons are created and all works fine. When the output is OGC ...
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Run FME workspace using python

I'm trying to run a second workspace using python command in "Shutdown Python Script" in the first workspace using the following command. But its giving me an error. Is there anything I need to do ...
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Merging edited data back into ArcSDE master geodatabase?

I need some suggestions/inspiration for a problem we have. The problem: We have an ArcSDE master GIS database. We will edit this data almost exclusively outside of ArcGIS and outside of ArcSDE. In ...
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Converting arcs to straight line segments?

I have a large number of geometries, currently stored in Oracle, some of which contain arc segments. I need to convert these geometries into LRS (Linear Referencing System) format so I would like to ...
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Converting CAD Annotation to Shapefile with attributes using FME?

What transformer should I use to add AutoCAD Mtext to GIS attribute table using FME? The reader file in CAD and I want to transform it to GIS Shapefile. In this case I want to expose the attribute ...
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How to maintain right-angles when buffering?

When buffering some polygons I am trying to avoid the curved buffered area like this: I'm trying to do thins within an FME workbench but if someone knows how its done in other software that would ...
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Changing prime meridian of map?

I am working with the Natural Earth world map as a SHP file, but when I try to change the prime meridian (PRIMEM) of the coordinate system GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",...
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How to automate writer output directory and filename in FME Desktop?

I built a workspace in FME Desktop 2017 for re-projecting DWG files between different coordinate systems and I need to automate the writer output folder and filename of the dwg in FME desktop. I need ...
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Run FME Workbench with Python

I would like start/run FME workbench from one external python script. Is there some simple syntax/command to do this?
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Reading raster datasets from file geodatabase with FME?

I have a file geodatabase (10.2) with geodatabase feature classes as well as geodatabase raster datasets. I am using the Esri Geodb API reader in FME Desktop 2014 to read feature types from this ...
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FME - Convert DWG to JPG

I am a beginner in Safe FME and i need to know how to Convert DWG files to JPG Files. Is it possible?
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How to best remove rgb values outside of aerial image?

I have just converted RGB-TIF images to RGB-ECW for reasons of space and performance in ArcGIS. However, after the conversion, there are relics outside of the images which are not nodata values but ...
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Variable XML dataset as reader in FME

I have one problem i am thinking how to solve. My workbench is started from python script. Workbench reads xml file, but name of xml file is each time different. So is it possible to solve this with ...
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Getting NIR values into LAS file then CSV? [duplicate]

We are trying to deliver a LAS file with NIR values added for each point. The NIR comes from a raster captured at the same moment as the LiDAR, and is stored as an 8bit number along with RGB in 8bit. ...
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Is there FME transformer to snap point on point of nearest line?

I have a DWG file which has lines and points. I use FME (2014) to translate it into a shapefile. This works fine but now I want to add some transformers in the workflow. The first thing I want is to ...
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SR-ORG:8369: _MI_0 - What coordinate system is it?

I have a TAB file with strange coordinate system. QGIS shows coordinate system as unnamed: But places objects in the correct place on the map. FME (2023 version) recognizes it as _MI_0. I have found ...
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Deleting values from PostgreSQL database in FME?

I have a PostgreSQL database which I initialized through FME. What I want to do now is to delete some values from the database. How can I do that? I am trying to use SQLExecutor but I don't know what ...
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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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ArcGIS Calling Wrong fme.exe When Python Script Converted To An ArcGIS Script Tool

I'm using this this bit of code to execute a FME Workbench file through a Python script ... import os os.system("fme.exe P:\\Mapping\\Scripts\\FME\\Easements_ROW_Extract_From_CAD.fmw") However, when ...
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How to get a list of features from FME? Python?

I would like to get a list of geodatabase feature tables from FME. Is it possible with Python? Or another transformer?
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FME - process only matching name datasources

I'm trying to find out how to deal with the below scenario with FME 2012 on board. I have a bunch of geotiff's tiles (A) and a bunch of others geotiff's tiles (B) that I would like to mosaick together....
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What's the syntax for an AttributeFilter in FME?

I want to use AttributeFilter and I need to filter data by ATTRIBUTE1 with possible values of ATTRIBUTE2. What is the syntax for it? I tried: attribute2 &attribute2 $attribute2 '&...
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FME Features to read parameter

I would like to ask if there is a way in FME to set the Feature types to read parameter, from values in microsoft access table. I have a model that translates .dgn files and then appends them to a ...
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Is there an optimum RAM configuration to use for FME Desktop?

I have a couple of workstations with 32GB RAM where fme.exe processes often exceed 25GB, if its available. And I'm looking to possibly add a 3rd workstation. I noticed in an FME2014 beta build some ...
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Debugging FMW memory usage near Group-based Transformers

I have a large FME FMW file which is using a lot of memory at runtime. I have been tasked with trying to find ways to reduce the memory footprint. Early on in the workbench there is (what I assume is)...
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FME - Conditionally make parameters visible

I have an FME workspace in which the user sets several parameters before running. The first parameter is a multiple choice where the user selects which layers they would like to process. Depending on ...
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FME Many to One to append attribute and not create new feature

I have a land cadastre spatial table where the Land_no is unique for each parcel. I am joining this to a non-spatial mssql search where the property number is repeated whenever there is more than one ...
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Find dangling lines

If I have a network of roads. Each road consist of segments. I need to delete all segments that are starting segments of each road and also delete all side roads (dangling) which are represented with ...
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