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 2 shows the 10 ft buffer I created around the lines. Preferably, the lines that fall within a buffer would become a single line (route).
I've been working on this for several days, and so far none of the tools/methods I've used have yielded the appropriate results. I've tried dissolve, merge, and generalize. I tried creating a center-line from the buffers; that also didn't yield good results. Manual editing is out of the question as this is a network for the entire nation and it would take too long.
The best result so far I've gotten with a tool called Integrate. Even so, it's not completely accurate. (see pictures bellow)
As you can see, much better! Many of the lines have been collapsed into a single line. However, it's still not as accurate as I would hope.