Changes the geometry of a feature to match that of another, if the two have approximately the same shape and location, and have matching endpoints.
Each feature that is output through the Cleaned port will have a new attribute "mrf_clean_status" added to specify whether the feature was modified, created, or unchanged in the cleaning process. The possible values of this attribute are "Modified", "Created" and "Original".
The default behavior is to use the entire set of input features as the group. This option allows you to select attributes that define which groups to form—each set of features that have the same value for all of these attributes will be processed as an independent group.
Note: How parallel processing works with FME: see About Parallel Processing for detailed information.
This parameter determines whether or not the transformer should perform the work across parallel processes. If it is enabled, a process will be launched for each group specified by the Group By parameter.
Parallel Processing Levels
For example, on a quad-core machine, minimal parallelism will result in two simultaneous FME processes. Extreme parallelism on an 8-core machine would result in 16 simultaneous processes.
You can experiment with this feature and view the information in the Windows Task Manager and the Workbench Log window.
Yes: This transformer will process input groups in order. Changes on the value of the Group By parameter on the input stream will trigger batch processing on the currently accumulating group. This will improve overall speed if groups are large/complex, but could cause undesired behavior if input groups are not truly ordered.
No: This is the default behavior. Processing will only occur in this transformer once all input is present.
Cleaning tolerance is used as the default tolerance unless the Feature Tolerance Attribute is specified and valid. The minimum tolerance allowed is 0.0.
The number of layers used in cleaning the data is determined by the number of different tolerance values of input features. Features that have the same tolerances are processed as being on the same layer.
This transformer performs the same operation as the MRF2DCleaner with the Conflate Geometries set to Yes and no other options selected. See the MRF2DCleaner for more details.1Portions of this work are the intellectual property of the MRF Geosystems Corporation and are used under license. Copyright © 2006 MRF Geosystems Corporation. All rights reserved.
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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.
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