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Editing Cartographic Representation

December 13 2011 | 2 comments
Categories: Cartographic Representations

I am wanting to edit a cartographic representation, simplifying a section of a municipal boundary. The boundary follows a lake shoreline but I would like to generalize the line. I've attached an image. The green line is existing and the black line is what I would like the representation to look like. For the life of me I can't seem to figure out how to do this. There are A LOT of vertices.
Thanks for your help.

Mapping Center Answer:

Firstly, you could use the Reshaping Representations tool in the Production Mapping toolset though, of course, this does require you to have these tools.

Unfortunately, without access to these tools there is no easy Cartographic Representations solution to this situation in ArcMap since there are a large number of vertices in the original (green) line. You could edit the original feature using the Editing tools though, of course, this will modify the geometry of the original feature and not the Representation. Alternatively, you could select and delete a large number of the vertices in the Representation and then use the remaining vertices to align with the new boundary.

Thanks posted by Lori Anne Martin on Dec 16 2011 5:30AM
Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned the version of ArcGIS I am using (9.2) so I will look forward to the Reshaping Representations tool in the future. For now I will edit the geometry b/c for some reason when I select more than one vertex to delete everything is deleted. Seems to be only one or all.
Generalization in 10 posted by Aileen Buckley on Feb 15 2012 12:52PM
The 10 tools for generalization are great so we hope you get to upgrade soon so you can use them!

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