Converting to QlikMaps with FME

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
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FME Version

  • FME 2017.x


QlikMaps is an application that provides geospatial business intelligence and visualization for location-based data. It is supported in FME 2017.0 and higher.

Reading and writing QlikMaps is not done via a traditional FME Reader/Writer, but rather with the help of a QlikMaps-supported format and a special geometry column.


Step-by-step Instructions

1. Read your source data

In this example, community centres point data is read with the Esri Shapefile Reader.


2. Add a GeometryExtractor

Open the transformer parameters and set the Geometry Encoding to QlikMaps Encoded Polyline. This will create a new attribute on the output containing QlikMaps supported geometry.



3. Add a CSV writer

Note you could also write to any other format supported by QlikMaps, such as Excel and HTML. We recommend CSV for simplicity.

Open the Writer Feature Type parameters. Click the User Attributes tab. Ensure the _geometry attribute created by the GeometryExtractor is represented on the output (either by choosing “Automatic” or adding it yourself under “Manual” mode).



Completed Workspace


Download the attached workspace template to try it yourself.



The output will contain a _geometry column containing Qlikmaps-supported geometry. You can now load this into QlikMaps.




GeometryReplacer and QlikMaps

The GeometryReplacer also recognizes the QlikMaps Encoded Polyline geometry type. This transformer can be helpful for reading data you have exported from QlikMaps.

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