Prepping for the Tutorial

Before we get going:

  • Start connections to both your Virtual Machine and Osmotar
  • Open up a browser on both interfaces

Installing FME on Debian

Download FME

In the browser on your VM, download the file:

You can find the file by searching out FME Downloads, go to the download page an grab the Debian 10 version.

Install FME on your VM

Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the .deb file and issue this command:

sudo dpkg -i fme-desktop-2020_2020.

This should take some time and you will get errors. Once completed issue this command (repair packages):

sudo apt install -f

Select “y” and let apt do its thing

After completion of repairing packages reissue the dpkg command from above.

We will get back to using FME on the VMs after today’s tutorial

Using FME on osmotar

In the FME folder on the apps panel (start –> FME Desktop….) launch
– FME Data Inspector
– Two instances of FME Workbench

Review our FME project from tutorial 1

In the data inspector, open up one of the .saf files in the L: drive for GEOG413. (L:\geog413\tutorial_1)

This will take awhile to load, so while that is happening – open the workbench file (.fmw) in FME workbench – we did this before. Let’s take a look at what we are trying to accomplish in this workflow.

Starting from scratch

In the other workbench, use the “Generate Workspace” interface to convert a .saf file to a spatialite output.