About This Document

This manual is the introductory-level training course for FME Desktop.

Look out for residents of the City of Interopolis, who will appear from time-to-time to give you advice and dispense FME-related wisdom. In fact, here comes someone now:

Mr. E.Dict (Attorney of FME Law) says...
On behalf of the City of Interopolis, welcome to this training course. Here is the standard legal information about this training document and the datasets used during the course.
Be sure to read it, particularly if you're thinking about re-using or modifying this content.

Licensing and Warranty

Permission is hereby granted to use, modify and distribute the FME Tutorials and related data and documentation (collectively, the “Tutorials”), subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The origin of the Tutorials and any associated FME® software must not be misrepresented.

  2. Redistributions in original or modified form must include Safe Software’s copyright notice and any applicable Data Source(s) notices.

  3. You may not suggest that any modified version of the Tutorials is endorsed or approved by Safe Software Inc.

  4. Redistributions in original or modified form must include a disclaimer similar to that below which: (a) states that the Tutorials are provided “as-is”; (b) disclaims any warranties; and (c) waives any liability claims.

Safe Software Inc. makes no warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, or fitness for a particular purpose regarding these Tutorials, and makes such Tutorials available solely on an “as-is” basis. In no event shall Safe Software Inc. be liable to anyone for direct, indirect, special, collateral, incidental, or consequential damages in connection with or arising out of the use, modification or distribution of these Tutorials.

This manual describes the functionality and use of the software at the time of publication. The software described herein, and the descriptions themselves, are subject to change without notice.

Data Sources

City of Vancouver

Unless otherwise stated, the data used here originates from open data made available by the City of Vancouver, British Columbia. It contains information licensed under the Open Government License - Vancouver.


Forward Sortation Areas: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Digital Boundary Files, 2013. Reproduced and distributed on an "as is" basis with the permission of Statistics Canada. © This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.

Digital Elevation Model: GeoBase®

Fire Hall Data: Some attribute data adapted from content © 2013 by Wikipedia, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license

Stanley Park GPS Trail: Used with kind permission of VancouverTrails.com.

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Safe Software Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors in this document or their consequences, and reserves the right to make improvements and changes to this document without notice.


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Document Information

Document Name: FME Desktop Basic Training Manual 2016.1

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