Last modified: December 27, 2019
Decrease the number of nodes that make up a polygon or polyline, making a simpler rendition of the original spatial object. Polygons are generalized using the Ramer-Douglas-Peucker algorithm.
- Specify the Spatial Field that contains the spatial object to be generalized. Include in Output: Users can choose whether or not to include the original spatial object in the output stream. The default is unchecked so the object is not included.
- Specify the Threshold, default is 0.1. Every node on the original line will be within this specified threshold of the generalized line.
- Specify the Units of the threshold, default is miles.
- Preserve Consistency for Entire Layer: Selected by default. Line segments that are shared by multiple objects are generalized at once, ensuring no gaps or overlaps occur between those objects.