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Tags all features with the specified coordinate system. It does not reproject features, or otherwise modify their geometry.

You should use this transformer if you know the feature belongs to a certain coordinate system, but it is not tagged. This can happen if the feature is read from a format that does not store coordinate system information.


Usage Notes

  • To reproject features, either change the source and destination coordinate systems in the Navigator, or use the Reprojector transformer.
  • To remove the coordinate system from features, use the CoordinateSystemRemover transformer.

Setting a Feature’s Coordinate System Based on an Attribute Value

The following example shows how to set a feature’s coordinate system based on an attribute value.

Input features should have this attribute set to the FME coordinate system name as shown in the Coordinate System Gallery (the example below uses "CH13"). This example provides input features with their "cs_attr" attributes set to "CH-13".

Click the Properties button in the CoordinateSystemSetter transformer. Click the down arrow beside Coordinate System and select AttributeValue > cs_attr.

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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