Defense Mapping production tool that simplifies contours for use in cartographic products. This tool preserves the essential shape of a contour by eliminating extraneous bends.
This tool modifies the input contours. You cannot undo this operation.
Extraneous bends are composed of redundant vertices. This tool identifies redundant vertices as those that lie within a minimum allowable distance, or tolerance. Tolerance depends upon the Scale parameter.
The Scale parameter and tolerance values are designed for use with Defense Mapping cartographic products.
SimplifyContours_defense (Input_Contours, Scale)
The input contours that are going to be simplified.
Scale value used to determine a simplification tolerance. Tolerance specifies a minimum allowable distance between vertices. The tool removes vertices that lie within this tolerance.
SimplifyContours example (Python window)
The following code sample demonstrates how to use the SimplifyContours tool.
# set gp environment arcpy.env.workspace="C:/data" # variables for tool inputContours="mgcp.gdb/mgcp/contours" mapScale="1:12500" # execute the tool arcpy.SimplifyContours_defense(inputContours,mapScale)
- ArcGIS Desktop Basic: No
- ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Requires Defense Mapping
- ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Requires Defense Mapping