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An overview of the Generalization toolset

Contains tools that simplify or refine features for display at smaller scales.

ToolDescription

Aggregate Points

Creates polygon features around clusters of proximate point features.

Aggregate Polygons

Combines polygons within a specified distance of each other into new polygons.

Collapse Road Detail

Collapses small, open configurations of road segments that interrupt the general trend of a road network, such as traffic circles, for example, and replaces them with a simplified depiction.

Create Cartographic Partitions

Creates a mesh of polygon features that cover the input feature class where each polygon encloses no more than a specified number of input features, determined by the density and distribution of the input features.

Delineate Built-Up Areas

Creates polygons to represent built-up areas by delineating densely clustered arrangements of buildings on small-scale maps.

Merge Divided Roads

Generates single-line road features in place of matched pairs of divided road lanes.

Simplify Building

Simplifies the boundary or footprint of building polygons while maintaining their essential shape and size.

Simplify Line

Simplifies lines by removing relatively extraneous vertices while preserving essential shape.

Simplify Polygon

Simplifies polygon outlines by removing relatively extraneous vertices while preserving essential shape.

Simplify Shared Edges

Simplifies the edges of input features while maintaining the topological relationship with edges shared with other features.

Smooth Line

Smooths sharp angles in lines to improve aesthetic or cartographic quality.

Smooth Polygon

Smooths sharp angles in polygon outlines to improve aesthetic or cartographic quality.

Smooth Shared Edges

Smooths the edges of the input features while maintaining the topological relationship with edges shared with other features.

Thin Road Network

Generates a simplified road network that retains connectivity and general character for display at a smaller scale.

Tools in the Generalization toolset

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