Generalisation is the simplification operation applied on spatial data when their representation scale decreases.

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Collapse dual lines to centerline doesn't exist in ArcGIS Pro?

I have ArcGIS Pro build 3308 (Ver. 1.1) and wish to collapse two parallel lines into one, however it appears that this function no longer exists - I have also tried using python for this and received ...
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How to remove unnecessary vertices

I have over sampled polygons that I need to simplify, without changing the shape. basically, I want to reduce the number of vertices, by eliminating the ones that are useless and have the polygons ...
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Generalize a selected part of shapefile

I see v.generalize takes the whole shapefile as input, but is there a way in QGIS to generalize/smooth selected part of a shapefile? I will select the part in Node Tool and then use v.generalize tool. ...
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Collapse multiple lines into a single line

I need to create a route (line) feature class from another feature class that contains multiple lines making up the same route. pic 1 shows the original feature class with the multiple lines. pic ...
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Simplifying polygons in ArcGIS considering contains-one-point topology rule?

I want to simplify polygons using the "Simplify Polygon (Cartography)" tool in ArcGIS 10.2. Additionaly there is one point in each polygon and this condition should still be fulfilled after ...
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How to set a maximum amount of features to be drawn in every zoom level

I want to apply a form of generalization/specialization to my Open Layers map. Is there a way to set the amount of WFS features to be rendered based on the zoom level? In geoserver you can set the ...
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What do you call this non-hole edge condition?

After generalizing or simplifying polygons, you often get legitimate holes in polygons, which are separate parts and can be filled. But what is the correct term for this triangular shape? It is an ...
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Geoserver (automatic labeling generalization)

I am a Master student looking to do my thesis in cartographic labelling using GeoServer. The thesis topic will be something like "Cartographic Labelling in Real Time Mapping using Web Services. I am ...
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How to find “empty” buffer?

So I have lines(road network) and buffers around them. I need to find "empty bufers" whose lines is missing (pic below). Lines have attributes of buffer width, but it is incorrect in some cases (does ...
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Why are my polygons automatically simplified/generalised when merging them in ArcMap 10.2?

I am creating a small land use map, as an exercise for visual image interpretation. I created a shapefile and started digitising polyogons with the polygon tool. The problem is that some of my ...
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Using the “Propagate Displacment” Tool, to what degree are graphic conflicts solved

In our cartographic production process, we use the "Resolve Road Conflict" Tool to displace road features that have graphic conflicts. Next to the displaced roads this tool also creates Polygons as ...
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How to reproduce Smoothing from Generalizer Plugin in v.generalizer in Processing Toolbar using QGIS?

I´d like to reproduce the smoothing operations done with the Generalizer Plugin inside the v.generalizer Toolbox so I can use them on a polygon layer instead of only on a line layer. I tried ...
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Alternative to Delete Polygons And Extend Lines of Production Mapping?

Maybe someone knows an alternative for the Delete Polygons And Extend Lines (Production Mapping) tool or a simple way to achieve the same result but without requiring a Production Mapping license?
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v.generalize on massive vector data

I have a contour line file that covers the most part of north italy (shape is 0,6 gb) and I want to use v.generalize (snakes algorithm) on it. Because of the large file size, if I use Grass 6.4.3 I ...
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How to simplify a multiline geometry in QGIS?

I'm trying to simplify my shapefile, which uses a lot of vertices to represent curvatures, by using the Generalizer plugin. But no matter what threshold I use for Douglas algorithm, it still includes ...
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QGIS equivalent to ArcGIS Aggregate Polygons?

I am looking for a tool in QGIS 2.40 that performs the function ArcGIS refers to as Aggregate Polygons. Basically it takes a group of polygons within a specified distance and creates a concave hull ...
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Generalize lines with specific points

It's been a while since I was here. I have this problem now. I have electricity line feature class and point feature class intersecting line features. What I need to do is simplify this line feature ...
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how to get a low level road network from openstreetmap data?

I've extracted the road network of a city from openstreetmaps (filetype: osm). One part of the road networks look like this: However, there are too many details in this data. I'd like to represent ...
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Competing approaches to line & polygon simplification

There seems to be a few theoretical options around at the moment for geometric simplification. Douglas–Peucker seems the most established, followed by Visvalingam's approach (used by d3.js). Now ...
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How to maintain right-angles when buffering?

When buffering some polygons I am trying to avoid the curved buffered area like this: I'm trying to do thins within an FME workbench but if someone knows how its done in other software that would ...
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How to generalize a point feature class

I have a point featureclass with a point for every 25cm - in Total 400,000 Points. I would like to reduce this resolution to one point every Meter. How could I instruct ArcGIS Advanced(ArcInfo) to do ...
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Is there a way to build topology and work with topology relations in PyQGIS?

Is there a way to build topology and work with topology relations in PyQGIS? I'm asking because I need to run some custom generalization algorithms on my data, and I need to preserve topology. ...
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Merge point features within a given radius [duplicate]

I have a file in QGIS with 5000 points. Some of the points are really close to each other (5m). How can I cluster the point features to one point feature if they are within 5m? The new points should ...
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How to generalize road network to be exact angle to each other?

I need to generalize a road network to be an exact angle to each other, we are talking about parallel streets like New York. The thing is that when you generalize, you do it per feature. I am trying ...
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Flatten GIS data to a schematic

I want to take a network of roads and lanes and reduce them to a schematic that shows their relationships but not their geographic shape. A similar concept has been used for the London Underground ...
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Condensing sparse geocodes to weighted Geo-Circles?

I have a dataset comprising 3 million records having latitude and longitude information associated with them. I want to condense it to form few thousands Geo-Circles, with radius and weight depending ...
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Tool/Algorithm for generalizing OSM-Files for printing maps

Is there a tool or algorithm to (topological) generalizes OSM-shapes? I would like to build a printable map in different scales. In the image below you can see the same divided road (yellow) at ...
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How to smooth a raster in a rectangular fashion using gaussian blur?

How do I adjust the code for the Gaussian Blur posted in the thread: What raster smoothing/generalization tools are available? to retain the resolution/gradients in the y direction and blur only ...
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When digitizing Lines, vertices are automatically generalized when finished feature

I am creating lines(feature class) and when the feature is finished Arcmap 10 will automatically generalize/smoothens the line. Is there any reason why this is happening? is this a bug of ArcMap 10? ...
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filter / generalize elevation points on the basis of some conditions

I wanted to generalize many elevation points in a rectangular area (about 700 square km). I need to take about 3 points for square km. These points must satisfy some conditions: One of these ...
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Tips for minimizing shapefile size without compromising geographical detail?

I work for a state government's fisheries service, and lately we've been digitizing a lot of our regulatory boundaries within the state's waters that we'd like to service out on web maps. ...
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Raster aggregation in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'd like to aggregate a raster from 1m to 6m in ArcGIS with a custom rule. For example, each cell value of aggregated raster = mean value of 5 highest cell values from 36 aggregated values. How do ...
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Performing Raster Noise Reduction and Edge Smoothing?

I have a raster image like this I want to delete the isolated noise point and smooth the edge (say the white single points, and I want the edges of the entity look smooth). How can I do this in ...
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Using ArcGIS to filter cells where 7 or 8 of neighbors are different

I have land cover data that I would like to clean using some generalization tools. Majority filter does almost exactly what I want, but is missing one key option. Majority filter allows you to change ...
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GeoServer pregeneralized layers not working as expected

I've set up GeoServer 2.1.4 and installed the feature-pregeneralized-2.1.4.jar plug in and processed my shape files into each of their separate folders with the generalized shapefiles and I've check ...
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How to generalize SpatialPolygons and conserving topology in R?

I would like to generalize a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame in R to make plotting more efficient. The polygons I have result in huge pdf plots that are slow to load and hard to integrate into a document. ...
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Finding Ring Smaller than a certain tolerance

In Simplifying a shapefile for world timezones http://efele.net/maps/tz/world/ all generalize/simplify algorithms fail on 5 countries/states, shown in this shape file ...
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How to smooth/generalize a polygon in qgis

Is it possible to smooth or generalize a polygon in qgis? Ìs there a plugin available like the generalizer-plugin for lines? I could convert my polygons to lines, smooth them and convert them back to ...
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Raster generalization - buffers in rasters, expand pixels?

Is it possible to create buffers for pixels of raster files? Actually I need to expand the pixels classified as 1 (in white in the figure) with a spatial range of 1 or 2 pixels, in order to perform ...
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How to aggregate detached polygons?

Is there any open-source library to aggregate detached polygons? I know that there is a tool in ArcInfo, but it is commercial.
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Changing the scale (generalisation) in ArcGIS 10

I have 2 polygon layers, accordingly 1:10 000 and 1:500 000. I want to generalize the first layer from 1:10 000 to 1:500 000. I tried using Simplify polygon tool, and since these scales relate to ...
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Why does aggregate polygons consistently error out?

I'm using aggregate polygons on a dataset with three large study areas. It did not work. So I split it into separate areas and did it again. Two of the three areas (which were smaller than the third) ...
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Need an explanation on a network simplification algorithm

I try to implement the algorithm described in this paper (page 8), but there's a place that I can't understand, and the authors do not provide a more detailed explanation or pseudocode. They show how ...
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How to generalize a polygon file and maintain topology in QGIS?

I have a polygon Shapefile, which I need to generalize. How can I generalize the poligons and ensure that there are no topological errors like "slivers". I already tried: Vector -> Geometry Tools ...
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Is it possible to simplify orthogonal polygons with OpenCarto Java Library?

I want to know if simplification of orthogonal polygons can be done with OpenCarto Java Library. If yes, does it have any API documentation? Cheers, Sanjeewa
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Why does GRASS eliminate polygons when using v.generalize?

I am facing a dilemma while trying to use v.generalize to simplify polygons which are similar in size and structure to US Counties or States. Often, I lose polygons from the data set after running ...
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Best practices for visualising clustered features in web maps?

I'm looking for the best symbol to display clustered features in the ArcGIS Server JS API. I don't like the "fly-out" animated cluster symbol, as used in the Silverlight API clustering or the JS ...
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How to generalize coastlines?

I have a large set of data points that essentially represent the coastline of the world. I don't know the exact resolution but I'd say it's in the neighbourhood of 5-10m. Imagine a set of points ...
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Location storage and query algorithms. How do they work?

One of the most important aspects of a GIS-equipped database is that it provides the user with the capability to quickly query for all points within some arbitrary geographic area that match some ...
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What raster smoothing/generalization tools are available?

I have a DEM that I would like to smooth or generalize to remove topographic extremes (chop off peaks and fill-in valleys). Ideally, I would also like to have control over the radius or level of ...