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How do I simplify and merge segments of a complex network for cartographic purposes?

As you can see, i have a lots of segments and i want to merge and simplify to looks neat on a scale of 1: 100 000. I use many arcgis tools to try to make it look neat but its never working reallly good....

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I would like to get neat road segment like this picture. How can i do that?

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You can use the Merge Divided Roads (Cartography) tool for this.

Generates single-line road features in place of matched pairs of divided road lanes. Matched pairs of roads or lanes are merged if they are the same road class, trend generally parallel to one another, and are within the merge distance apart. The road class is specified by the Merge Field parameter. All nonmerged roads from the input collection are copied to the output feature class.

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  • Thanks for your help! Aaron, is there some prestep i need to do before i run this tool? each im having some errors message see the capture i join up there. – Simon GIS Apr 12 '15 at 3:30
  • @SimonGIS Normally you should ask follow up questions as new questions to maintain our "one question per question" as mentioned in the Tour. In this instance I think you just need to run the Repair Geometry and Multipart To Singlepart tools first. – PolyGeo Apr 12 '15 at 3:39

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