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Map Generalization

February 03 2011 | 0 comments
Categories: ArcGIS Methods, Map Data

I have 1:5000 Vector data for roads and streams in ESRI GDB format. Now i want to generalize it to 1:50000. What parameters should I consider? Any automated tool available? What are the various generalization rules?

Mapping Center Answer:

This question really requires a much more in depth answer than I will provide here since it is the subject of entire books.  However, there are some resources available to you in our online help.  Start with the topic called Understanding conflict resolution and generalization.

There is a Generalization toolset and a Graphic Conflicts toolset in the Cartography toolbox of ArcToolbox.  These will require at least an ArcEditor license for some and an ArcInfo license for most. There are also some tools in the Data Management - Generalization toolset.

Once you start using these tools, let us know if you ahve an specific questions about them or problems using them!

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