I have river data, which consists of lines (narrow sections of streams) and polygons (wider sections of streams). I would like to have all data in line form.
First, I tried Collapse Dual Lines to Centerline tool. For that I converted river polygons to lines and deleted parts from both ends to form dual lines.
Outcomes were varied a little, depending on settings, but results were not really satisfying.
For second option, I tried Vectorization to Centerline in ArcScan toolbar. For that, I turned polygons to rasters.
This time results were somewhat better.
Next, I would like to connect newly formed lines to existing line network. Data includes 3842 polygons, so manual editing is not practical.
How can I handle this and more unusually shaped sections?