A type of cartographic generalization in which the important characteristics of features are determined and unwanted detail is eliminated to retain clarity on a map whose scale has been reduced.

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Simplifying adjacent polygons

I encountered a problem simplifying set of polygons that are adjacent. If I simplify each polygon separately with the Douglas–Peucker algorithm (which is used by many open source tools), the resulting ...
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Simplifying polygons to linestring

I would like to simplify some polygons that represent rivers into linestrings. I assume that holes in polygons can be omitted. Anybody has some good idea how to simply do it? It would be nice, if it ...
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Why won't lines from GPX simplify/generalize/smooth?

I am working with GPX data. I imported them to ArcGIS by 'GPX to feature' and then I created lines from these points. I am trying to smooth (or simplify) the lines now, but the tools 'smooth line' and ...
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simplify point geometry

I have a great amount of points and I need to show them on map. I am using OpenLayers. Is it possible to simplify point geometry in order to speed up the process of rendering?
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Simplification algorithms for 3D topology

My problem is about simplifying a given topology that can be opened ( an usual 3D reconstruction of a given square on a map ), totally closed (like a perfect sphere) or a topology with holes ( a ...
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Reduce level of detail for vector contour lines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplify Raster Contours ArcGIS 10 I have quite a huge shapefile storing vector contour lines: 1GB. I want to create a detailed heightmap for further 3D usage but the ...
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Geometryutil, simplify polygon, querytask and query fault error

One of the tools in my app is to draw freehand polygons (counties) to show points (companies) in each county. Everything works great but if the user creates an intersecting polygon then I have a ...
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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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in QGIS, while using simplify feature, slider does not appear

Using Qgis both 1.8.0 and 1.7.4, the slider does not show up after selecting features and click "simplify feature" botton. Any special setting needed to show the slider? Thanks.
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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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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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How to Simplify a Line Network Preserving Topology?

I have a Shapefile (consisting of European major roads) with about 250.000 Segments which I have to simplify for pgrouting. But I can't seem to find a way to do that properly. This is what it looks ...
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POSTGIS workflow for cleaning up a noisy dataset

I have a conservation dataset that im trying to simplify for the purpose of using it as a GML layer in openlayers, ie reducing the total shape and node count to quite small. The data has issues: eg- ...
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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 use simplify()

i have my Vector Data saved in a PostgreSQL PostGIS enabled Database. The Data im displaying is very detailed, i want to simplify it through the simplify() method of Postgis. I duplicated one of my ...
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Help simplifying multipolygons in geodjango

I have a few multipolygons that have several hundred points in them. I'm looking to create less complex "thumbnails" polygons. Naturally I'm attempting to use the simplify method, which is supposed ...