To locate and download data on an area of interest, using Toronto, Ontario as an example:
Scholars GeoPortal is a geospatial discovery tool that provides access to large scale geospatial datasets that can be used for mapping or analysis. These datasets encompass both vector and raster data on a variety of topics such as land-use, transportation networks, census geography, aerial imagery, geology, and more. Furthermore, Scholars GeoPortal allows users to customize their data extracts by selecting the appropriate area of interest, temporal extent, file format, and coordinate system for their work.
This first example model will be used to process a batch clip. It will iterate through shapefiles in a directory, and clip each one based on another shapefile’s area, and save the new clipped shapefiles to a different directory.
To download a DEM file from GeoGratis as was done in this tutorial, follow the instructions in this guide. [UPDATE LINK]
You may also find these related guides helpful as you work with DEM files: [UPDATE LINKS]
Launch FME Quick Translator from the Start Menu. On Map & Data Library computers, it is located in All Programs > FME Desktop 2012 SP4 > Utilities > FME Quick Translator.
Use the Add Data button to add each of the datasets you wish to convert to the map document.