Tips for Manipulating Data in Esri Geodatabase using FME


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Discover how to save time reading, writing and updating data in Esri Geodatabase. You’ll see how to easily load disparate datasets into either Enterprise, File, or Personal Geodatabase; plus how to quickly update and extract data according to your specifications. You’ll also receive tips for efficiently working with domains, subtypes, and annotation – to ensure high quality data.

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Tips for Manipulating Data in Esri Geodatabase using FME

  1. 1. Tips for Manipulating Data inEsri Geodatabase using FME Mita Hajirakar Mark Stoakes FME Desktop Support Manager Manager, Professional Services
  2. 2. Safe Software Inc. Secret HQ: Vancouver,95+ exuberant employees B.C. Thousands of happy customers, certified professionals, trainers, system integrators, and value added resellers; all around the globe!
  3. 3. FME Technology Capabilities The only complete spatial data transformation solution  Translate spatial data from one format to another 287 supported formats in FME 2012  Transform spatial data into the precise data model you need 400+ data transformation tools
  4. 4. Poll Questions: About you! FME use
  5. 5. Agenda Demos  Manipulating annotation properties  Writing to domains and subtypes  Loading geodatabase attachments  Updating metadata  Mosaicking and loading rasters Follow-up  Webinar recording and materials
  6. 6. Questions are Encouraged!  Robyn and Laura are online, ready to answer your toughest  questions To submit a question:  If we can’t get to your question during the webinar we’ll send a follow-up email.
  7. 7. Many Geodatabase Formats  Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase ArcObjects)  Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase API)  Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase Raster Dataset)  Esri Geodatabase (Personal Geodatabase)  Esri Geodatabase (XML Workspace Document)  Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE Geodatabase)  Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE Geodatabase Raster Dataset) 7
  8. 8. Versions & Editions FME 2012 SP3 ArcGIS 10.1 ArcSDE 10.1 FME Esri Edition License
  9. 9. Poll Questions: About you! ArcGIS use
  10. 10. Annotation Demo Create sounding annotation features and load to SoundingFeatureAnno 10
  11. 11. Annotation Review Never write directly to annotation fields Use geodb_ format attributes Reference geodb_anno_class_id using subtype code or code from symbol collection Reference geodb_symbol_id using symbol id found in symbol collection 11
  12. 12. Domain & Subtype Demos Read from multiple buoy layers in ENC and write to BuoyFeature, populating BUOY_TYPE  4 = BOYLAT  5 = BOYSAW  6 = BOYSPP Create new feature class with new domain 12
  13. 13. Domain & Subtype Review Can write to subtype/domain code or description AttributeValueMapper is a key transformer Subtypes are validated by default; domains are validated if “validate features to write” is “yes” Can create subtype or domains and write to existing ones Cannot modify existing subtypes or domains 13
  14. 14. Attachments Demo Load photographs (i.e. JPEG images) into an attachment table and setup the relationship class entries with the associated lake features 14
  15. 15. Attachments Review Must be built with ArcGIS tools (cannot create them with FME), or with an XML geodatabase template file Set up the following format attributes:  geodb_feature_has_relationships  geodb_oid  geodb_rel_origin_oid  geodb_rel_destination_oid  geodb_type 15
  16. 16. Metadata Demo Updating existing metadata 16
  17. 17. Metadata Review When reading metadata switch “Feature Read Mode” to “metadata” geodb_metadata_string holds xml metadata FME has many XML transformers Lots of XML/metadata recorded webinars  17
  18. 18. Raster Demo Take a set of tiled raster files, mosaic them, and write them to ArcSDE Geodatabase Raster Dataset 18
  19. 19. Raster Review Many raster transformers in FME Check out FMEPedia raster landing page 19
  20. 20. FME Training
  21. 21. Time Limited Offer! Winners Will Have Until August 31 to register for any online course View the offerings at:  AUGUST 31
  22. 22. What’s Next? Personalized web demo – Try FME Desktop Upcoming webinars:  What’s New in ArcGIS 10.1 Data Interoperability Extension (August 21st)  Preparing LiDAR for Use in ArcGIS 10.1 with the Data Interoperability Extension (August 23rd)  How to Easily Load Data into ArcGIS for Local Government (August 30th) Training options:
  23. 23. Question & Answer Period Ge od E at FM ab a se
  24. 24. Thanks for Attending! Webinar recording link and follow-up will be sent to you via email Info:  Still have questions?  Try Mita & Mark