I have a large grid (~1m/feature) poly shapefile I need to get into an application controller. The controller is seeing coverage, so a feature=already applied, no feature=apply. The features can have as many nodes as needed, as long as there are no rings.
Currently, the file has too many features for the controller to handle. Is there a way to merge features automatically while avoiding the creation of rings (ie, leaving feature splits to allow featureless areas to remain outside of other features)? Doing it manually would be too time intensive.