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Help to Simplify or Smooth Contours

Question asked by geonetadmin on Aug 2, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2012 by geonetadmin
Original User: AlanToms


I need some help making contour lines more visually appealing and easier to read what is going on.  Cartography is not my strong point.

We have 1ft contours derived from lidar flown a few years ago.  The problem is that they are extremely ???bendy??? and the smaller the scale the more difficult it is to see what is going on.  What I am going to do is make 2ft and 5ft contours to be used strictly for visual purposes, but I need help on how to smooth them out.  Which tool should be used, Simplify Lineor Smooth Line?  Anyone have suggestions on the offset or tolerance values to use?

Thank you for the help.