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FME Campus Webinars How I Learned to Stop Stressing and Love Shapefiles

How I Learned to Stop Stressing and Love Shapefiles

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Dale Lutz
Mark Ireland

Webinar Details

Shapefile is by far the most used format in FME, if not the entire field of spatial data. But despite its huge popularity, Shapefile is not universally admired. While adequate for most cases, Shapefiles have limitations that can frustrate even their biggest fans.

So Shapefile is a very polarizing format; you will either love it or hate it. But either way, this webinar has something for you. With FME, you can create more - and better - Shapefiles than ever before. Or you can extract data from Shapefiles and write it to one of four hundred different formats.

In this webinar, learn the ins and outs of how to create, read, optimize, and generally master shapefiles with FME.


  • The Most Popular FME Translation of All: Shape->Shape
  • Escaping Shape (to AutoCAD, PostGIS, Geopackage)
  • Troubleshooting Shapefiles
  • and much more!