The Generalization toolset contains tools that simplify and refine features for display at smaller scales.
Creates polygon features around clusters of proximate point features.
Combines polygons that are within a specified distance of each other into new polygons.
Collapses small, open configurations of road segments that interrupt the general trend of a road network, such as traffic circles, and replaces them with a simplified depiction.
Creates a mesh of polygon features that cover the input feature class in which each output polygon encloses no more than a specified number of input features or input vertices. as determined by the density and distribution of the input features.
Creates polygons to represent built-up areas by delineating densely clustered arrangements of buildings on small-scale maps.
Generates single-line road features in place of matched pairs of divided road lanes.
Simplifies the boundary or footprint of building polygons while maintaining their essential shape and size.
Simplifies lines by removing relatively extraneous vertices while preserving essential shape.
Simplifies polygon features by removing relatively extraneous vertices while preserving essential shape.
Simplifies the edges of input features while maintaining the topological relationship with edges shared with other features.
Smooths sharp angles in lines to improve aesthetic or cartographic quality.
Smooths sharp angles in polygon outlines to improve aesthetic or cartographic quality.
Smooths the edges of the input features while maintaining the topological relationship with edges shared with other features.
Generates a simplified road network that retains connectivity and general character for display at a smaller scale.
The following toolboxes also contain tools that perform simplification, aggregation, and other generalization processes: