Replaces the geometry of the feature with a point that is either in the center of the feature's bounding box, at the center of mass of the feature, or somewhere guaranteed to be inside the feature's area.

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The following illustration shows the result when the Mode is Center of Gravity Point. The transformer calculates the exact distribution of portions of a shape; therefore, some points can actually appear outside a feature.

Usage Notes

If the Mode is Center Point of Bounding Box or Center of Gravity Point, depending on the feature's shape, the resulting point may be far outside of the original feature.

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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Spatial Analysis

Technical History

Associated FME function or factory: @ConvertToPoint


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