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Converts coordinate systems between FME and AutoDesk WKT, EPSG, Esri WKT, MapInfo, OGC WKT, Oracle SRID, and PROJ.4 representations.

If, for example, you are converting from Esri Shapefile to Oracle Spatial, in addition to converting the data, FME also converts the coordinate system metadata from the Esri representation to the Oracle representation. This transformer allows you to do this manually.

Usage Notes

You should use this transformer only in rare instances, much like the Reprojector. Instead, you should use the workspace Navigator view to set the source and destination coordinate systems for the translation.

Related Transformers

This can be used in conjunction with the CoordinateSystemFetcher and CoordinateSystemSetter to use externally defined coordinate systems with FME features within the transformation environment.

Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Transformer Categories

Coordinate Systems

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