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

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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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Understanding location storage and query algorithms?

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 ...
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Dividing the world space to geographic sub-space

I am trying to divide the world space to geographic sub-space from "general" to "specific" locations and without using latitude and longitude information. That is, I am trying to think about the world ...
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Using “Merge Divided Roads” tool with lesser parallel lines

When using the "Merge Divided Roads" tool, it merges roads that "trend generally parallel to one another". This means that from figure one.. It will merge the beginning, where the roads are close to ...
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Tracklogs to single line OR several lines to one line?

Setting: I have several trucks driving out of my factory delivering goods and coming back for more deliveries. These trucks are equipped with GPS so that they may return tracklogs to me. These ...
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Enlarge/roughen the Vector Size of Tiles

Im currently running a GeoServer and my task is to make the vectors rougher thant they are right now. I really dont know where and how the Geoserver processes the data from the DB and how it will be ...
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Retrieve polygon smallest MBR

I have a postgis table containing polygons. I want to transform my polygons to 4 points polygons : retrieve the smallest MBR. Here comes an illustration of what I want : My original polygon is ...
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Generalisation Strategies for Building Outlines

I have a dataset of building footprints vectorised from a raster dataset. The dataset is currently just a vector representation of the raster data. I would like a polygon dataset that only has ...
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Combining high resolution and generalized hillshade rasters to produce enhanced shaded relief?

I often add LiDAR data to a map along with a shaded relief. Most of the time I have to generalize the LiDAR DEM depending on the scale of the map. Still, there is often too much detail and mountain ...
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Rendering overlapping lines

I am making a map containing information about public transportation: busses, trams, etc. The map will have a layer containing for example the tram lines. Each line has its own colour, and is ...
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What are the existing solutions to automate generalisation/simplification of geographical data?

I am looking for existing solutions (softwares, libraries, methods, etc.) to automate the generalisation/simplification of geographical data as presented there, and also there. How do you proceed ...
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Simplifying geometries (generalization)

What are the recommended ways of simplifying geometries? Keeping in mind projections, and simplifying state geometries for example. I've heard about converting to an 'equi-distant' projection that ...