An overview of the Generalization toolset
This toolset provides tools to generalize data for different geometry types.
Combines polygons that are smaller than a defined size with other polygons that are within a specified distance of another feature.
Deletes polygon features that are below a minimum size.
Removes lines that are shorter than the specified length and do not connect to other features on both ends.
Removes polygons that are smaller than the specified area and are connected to two or more lines. Once the polygon is deleted, the lines are extended to meet at the center point of the polygon.
Extends the lengths and widths of polygon features until they meet a specified minimum value.
Increases the lengths of lines from the center until they meet a specified length.
Increases the areas of polygons until they meet a minimum size or larger. You can optionally limit the features to be enlarged based on whether they intersect another feature class.
Determines which polygon features are directly below a line feature. Based on whether the type of feature is valid, which is determined by the subtype or feature class, the tool expands the feature to ensure it meets minimum distance requirements. If it does not meet the minimum distance requirement, the part of the polygon feature under the line is removed and replaced with an appropriate type of feature.
Generalizes input hydrographic stream data into two feature classes: one for hydro polyline features and one for hydro polygon features. The generalized versions are produced using a stream order algorithm. The algorithm removes less significant hydro features based on the number of tributaries.
Creates a band-specific elevation spot heights feature class from a spot heights feature class and elevation bands feature class. The resulting feature class is used by the Elevation Guide Bar surround element for display purposes.