Merges multiple overlapping raster features into a single raster feature. It accepts a number of input raster features, each of which has one or more bands. The bands are removed from the input features and appended to a single output raster feature.
Input features must contain raster features only.
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.
If set to Yes, then the attributes from the original features will be merged onto the output raster features.
If a Count Attribute is given, then an attribute with this name will be added to each output feature, containing the number of features that were combined to create the raster feature.
- The order of the input features and the order of the bands of the input features both determine the order of the bands in the output feature. A Sorter transformer may be used to enforce the order in which the features are processed.
- This transformer is unaffected by raster band and palette selection.
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.
FME Licensing Level
FME Professional edition and above
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Tags Keywords: RasterBandMerger RasterMerger