Basic Polygons for Standard Geographies

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11-30-2015 12:02 PM
EugeneBoyd
New Contributor II

Is there basic polygon data of standard geographies (states, counties, zip codes, etc.) available which has minimal boundary detail?  Will be used at small scale for visualization purposes only, so don't need all the boundary detail which leads to slower redraw and longer rendering.

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

If you only have a basic license Generalize—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop in the editor toolbox will work

If you have standard or advanced, then Simplify Polygon—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

might do it

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KyleBalke__GISP
Occasional Contributor III

Natural Earth has data at three different scales available for download:

Downloads | Natural Earth

Esri also has a generalized US States feature layer as well as other map image services if you are planning to use these in a web map.

http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=99fd67933e754a1181cc755146be21ca

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