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

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In FME, is there a way to connect multiple input feature types from reader and route to single transformer?

In FME, is there a way to connect multiple readers to a single transformer? I'm using FME 2015 and want to clip a bunch of feature classes to a single feature, but can't seem to find an easy way to do ...
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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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How to extract a small area from a big GTFS feed?

Is there a tool that supports extracting a small region from a bigger GTFS feed? Google's Transitfeed library contains a Merge tool but no Extract/Clip tool, as far as I can see. Other libraries I've ...
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When validating geometries, what are "Nested shells"?

I am validating shapefiles polygon geometry using shapely, and have also attempted it using FME. Some polygons return the error "Nested Shells". I cannot find a definition of what the problem is, ...
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Why do file geodatabase and SDE readers produce different fme_geometry types? [closed]

I have one very simple workbench that I am running against both SDE (9.3) and FGDB (10.0) sources. I noticed two different fme_geometry values for same type of objects. For the first one, i.e SDE 9....
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Who uses FME Python extension and how?

I saw a great interface to FME with Python What you guys are doing with it? I want ideas.
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Automated detection of tracks

Given an area with depressions in open area from; say all terrain vehicles driving on soft surface. The vehicles will cause parallel depressions (paths) of about 10-20 centimeters in depth and around ...
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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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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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How to Count Features in a Feature Type in FME?

I am reading around 120 spatial tables in FME. I would like to export a spreadsheet or CSV using FME that contains the feature name (table name) and the number of records in that table. So far, I've ...
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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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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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Is SpatiaLite or SQLite Spatial an Accepted Standard?

The reason why I ask this is because I have been undertaking some testing and have found that there seems to be many implementation and not all of them are interchangeable. For example: FME can read ...
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How to transpose and summarise attributes in FME?

I have a table information and that needs to be transposed like shown below screen shot. Parcel number is maybe more then 1000 and each parcel bldg type more then 30 types. Please can advise to ...
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Large Open Street Map OSM file to Shapefile. Is there any hope for 32-bit FME?

I have a large OSM XML file (around 8 GB) that I was hoping to process in FME. I have a workbench that I previously used to process smaller files (500 MB) into feature type-specific Shapefiles (e.g. ...
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FME - How to convert string represenation of date to a date format that SQL Server will accept?

I have dates in the form of 07-28-2010 I am extracting from DWG filenames. I need to push these to a DateTime formatted table in non-spatial SQL Server 2008. SQL Server doesn't like them as strings ...
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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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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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Merging hundreds of Aerial Photos into one big file?

I have tried to merge my 405 Aerial Photos into one. I have FME and ArcInfo 10.0 at my disposal on Windows 7 64bit. I have tried the following: create a mosaic; export all images from a rastercatalog;...
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Efficient processing of difference between input data and database

I have an input dataset whose records will be appended to an existing database. Prior to being appended, the data will go through heavy, time-intensive processing. I want to filter out records from ...
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Spherical Mercator - World bounds

What are the correct world bounds in the Spherical Mercator projection (EPSG:3857 and EPSG:900913) In some source I got those bounds see this link in the maxExtent parameter: minx: -20037508.3427892 ...
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What is the FME Equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?

I'm attempting to union 2 large featureclasses in ArcCatalog, QGIS, and FME. What is the transformer that would be equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?
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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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Writing Large Shapefiles using FME?

I've got an FME Workbench (version 2015.0) which searches for shapefiles in a folder tree. The shapefiles are contours which are split into tiles for a particular area. The workbench is fairly ...
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LineJoiner in FME

I have lot of line objects. Some of them are smaller than some criteria. I would like to join all lines or smaller segments of line which are smaller than 1 meter to bigger lines, keeping the ...
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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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FME dynamic filename

With FME Desktop I'd like to write a text file with a dynamic filename, consisting of the date of today and a guid. I know how to create both parameters (date and guid), but I don't understand how to ...
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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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FME Timer function?

Is there some sort of trick (apart from saving a project and running a windows task to initiate it) within FME to set a clock as a tranformer to count to 1hour before starting the next transformer? I ...
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FME Server Workspace

I published a workspace on FME Server. The workspace converts Geodatabase Files to MapInfo TAB. I'd like to call the generic workspace with FME Server to convert other geodatabase. Any idea?
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FME: Join attributes in text file with attributes in shapefile

I have a shapefile with points and different attributes - one attribute MyID. I also have a plain text file with several attributes - each in a separated column: MyID MyValue 1 A 2 B 3 C ...
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Assign attributes from nearby line to another line in FME

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 (...
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Fast Select by location in FME?

I've got a large polygon feature class that covers the whole of GB and contains about 120k features. I need to do a spatial filter on this feature class in FME workbench. I've done this in Arc ...
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FME - How to send list of files to reader

I have an Excel spreadsheet which contains the file paths of MapInfo files that I want to convert to a File Geodatabase using FME. Is it possible to send this spreadsheet to the MapInfo reader so ...
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FME process first 100 features

Is there a way in FME to process only, say, 100 records in a dataset? While developing a workspace I often have to iterate until I get it right. If the source dataset is large it's a waste of time to ...
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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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FME 2015 - how to write attribute name in a field?

I am merging 5 csv files which each contain one field and need to sort them according to the length of the field title. This means I need to first read the attribute name from the csv file and write ...
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Shortest Path Analysis with Turns in FME?

Using FME and a road networks dataset, I am trying to find the shortest path from A to B, while taking into consideration of turning width (say for a truck). I have created a point feature class which ...
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Help with Draping an Image over a TIN in FME for viewing in MeshLab or Similar

I'm using FME to generate a TIN from a LiDAR point cloud, and everything is working except for draping an image over the resulting TIN. I've read all the FME help pages, and checked out the examples ...
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Anyone used Informatica Powercenter and FME together?

FME apparently integrates with Informatica Powercenter. I use Informatica quite a bit to move data around, push and pull to ArcSDE, and to slurp mass quantities of XML into SQL Server. I'm ...
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How to use current layer name in FME PythonCaller?

In a PythonCaller (FME 2014 SP4 in Data Interop in ArcGIS 10.3), I'd like to do some conditional processing based on the layer that I'm currently processing. I'm feeding in a text file of layers ...
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Merging data using FME

I am a newbie in FME and is trying to accomplish a similar implementation like this: Merging edited data back into ArcSDE master geodatabase? But we are still in the proof of concept stage.So we are ...
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Calling ArcMap geoprocessing method in FME

I am trying to create an attribute index in a feature class in FME 2011. I couldn't find any transformer that does it. I'm thinking that maybe I can use "PythonCaller" transformer to call &...
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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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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 compare two files with FME

I have two csv files which each have a field containing the same feature type but with different field names. I need to compare the values of these fields in the two files to find out where there are ...
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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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How can you refresh the user attributes in a FME Desktop workspace?

How can you refresh the user attributes in a workspace? I have a FME workspace that is reading from a MapInfo table, and writing to SQL Server spatial table The SQL table has had a new field added ...
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Using FME to merge lines in multiple SHP layers

I have multiple layers of complex laine data that I need to flatten int a single layer of lines. The issue is that some of the line data overlaps and intersects and is not end node to end node. How ...
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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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