FME Desktop is a great software for GIS tasks. It can handle many spatial data formats. In other words, FME Desktop is the perfect software if you want to transform or migrate from one format to another. It is very easy to use and supports Windows, Mac and Linux. FME Desktop supports almost any spatial dataset such as shapefile, Mapinfo, DWG, DXF, PostGIS, Oracle spatial, MySQL spatial and much more.
In this article, I am going to show you how to install the latest FME Desktop on Ubuntu. If you are running Ubuntu 18.04, it would be just perfect because I use this Ubuntu version on this tutorial. So, let’s get started.
Download FME Desktop for Ubuntu Linux
Now you should have a file: fme-desktop-2018_2018.1.1.2.18586~ubuntu.18.04_amd64.deb
Install FME Desktop
Open Terminal and install gdebi first if you don’t have it already.
sudo apt install gdebi
Now use this command to install the FME Desktop
sudo gdebi fme-desktop-2018_2018.1.1.2.18586~ubuntu.18.04_amd64.deb
The installation will take
Before we can use the program we need to enter the license number on the first run. This activation number was emailed to your email address when you download the software.