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GeometryEngineGeneralize Method

Performs the generalize operation on the geometries in the cursor. Point and Multipoint geometries are left unchanged. Envelope is converted to a Polygon and then generalized.

Namespace:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry
Assembly:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime (in Esri.ArcGISRuntime.dll) Version: 100.9.0
public static Geometry Generalize(
	Geometry geometry,
	double maxDeviation,
	bool removeDegenerateParts


Type: Esri.ArcGISRuntime.GeometryGeometry
The geometry to be generalized.
Type: SystemDouble
The maximum allowed deviation from the generalized geometry to the original geometry.
Type: SystemBoolean
When true, the degenerate parts of the geometry will be removed from the output (may be undesired for drawing).

Return Value

Type: Geometry
A Geometry object.


Example Name: DensifyAndGeneralize

A multipart geometry can be densified by adding interpolated points at regular intervals. Generalizing multipart geometry simplifies it while preserving its general shape. Densifying a multipart geometry adds more vertices at regular intervals.

Code example screen shot.

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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.DensifyAndGeneralize
        name: "Densify and generalize",
        category: "Geometry",
        description: "A multipart geometry can be densified by adding interpolated points at regular intervals. Generalizing multipart geometry simplifies it while preserving its general shape. Densifying a multipart geometry adds more vertices at regular intervals.",
        instructions: "Use the sliders to control the parameters of the densify and generalize methods.",
        tags: new[] { "data", "densify", "generalize", "simplify" })]
    public partial class DensifyAndGeneralize
        // Graphic used to refer to the original geometry.
        private Polyline _originalPolyline;

        // Graphics used to show the densify or generalize result.
        private Graphic _resultPolylineGraphic;
        private Graphic _resultPointGraphic;

        public DensifyAndGeneralize()

            // Create the map with a default basemap.
            MyMapView.Map = new Map(Basemap.CreateStreetsNightVector());

            // Create and add a graphics overlay.
            GraphicsOverlay overlay = new GraphicsOverlay();

            // Create the original geometry: some points along a river.
            PointCollection points = CreateShipPoints();

            // Show the original geometry as red dots on the map.
            Multipoint originalMultipoint = new Multipoint(points);
            Graphic originalPointsGraphic = new Graphic(originalMultipoint,
                new SimpleMarkerSymbol(SimpleMarkerSymbolStyle.Circle, Color.Red, 7));

            // Show a dotted red line connecting the original points.
            _originalPolyline = new Polyline(points);
            Graphic originalPolylineGraphic = new Graphic(_originalPolyline,
                new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleLineSymbolStyle.Dot, Color.Red, 3));

            // Show the result (densified or generalized) points as magenta dots on the map.
            _resultPointGraphic = new Graphic
                Symbol = new SimpleMarkerSymbol(SimpleMarkerSymbolStyle.Circle, Color.Magenta, 7)

            // Connect the result points with a magenta polyline.
            _resultPolylineGraphic = new Graphic
                Symbol = new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleLineSymbolStyle.Solid, Color.Magenta, 3)

            // Listen for changes in state.
            DeviationSlider.ValueChanged += (o, e) =>
                UpdateGeometry("Generalize", SegmentLengthSlider.Value, DeviationSlider.Value);
            SegmentLengthSlider.ValueChanged += (o, e) =>
                UpdateGeometry("Densify", SegmentLengthSlider.Value, DeviationSlider.Value);

            // Center the map.
            MyMapView.SetViewpointGeometryAsync(_originalPolyline.Extent, 100);

        private void UpdateGeometry(string operation, double segmentLength, double deviation)
            // Start with the original polyline.
            Polyline polyline = _originalPolyline;

            // Apply the selected operation.
            if (operation == "Generalize")
                // Reset the other slider.
                SegmentLengthSlider.Value = 100;

                polyline = (Polyline) GeometryEngine.Generalize(polyline, deviation, true);

                // Update the result label.
                ResultLabel.Text = string.Format("Operation: Generalize, Deviation: {0:f}", deviation);
                // Reset the other slider.
                DeviationSlider.Value = 10;

                polyline = (Polyline) GeometryEngine.Densify(polyline, segmentLength);

                // Update the result label.
                ResultLabel.Text = string.Format("Operation: Densify, Segment length: {0:f}", segmentLength);

            // Update the graphic geometries to show the results.
            _resultPolylineGraphic.Geometry = polyline;
            _resultPointGraphic.Geometry = new Multipoint(polyline.Parts.SelectMany(m => m.Points));

        private static PointCollection CreateShipPoints()
            return new PointCollection(SpatialReference.Create(32126))
                new MapPoint(2330611.130549, 202360.002957, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330583.834672, 202525.984012, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330574.164902, 202691.488009, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330689.292623, 203170.045888, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330696.773344, 203317.495798, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330691.419723, 203380.917080, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330435.065296, 203816.662457, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330369.500800, 204329.861789, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330400.929891, 204712.129673, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330484.300447, 204927.797132, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330514.469919, 205000.792463, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330638.099138, 205271.601116, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330725.315888, 205631.231308, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330755.640702, 206433.354860, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330680.644719, 206660.240923, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330386.957926, 207340.947204, 0.000000),
                new MapPoint(2330485.861737, 207742.298501, 0.000000)
<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.DensifyAndGeneralize.DensifyAndGeneralize"
        <esri:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
                <TextBlock Text="Adjust the sliders to see the resulting generalized or densified polyline."
                           Grid.Row="0" Margin="0,0,0,15"
                           TextWrapping="Wrap" FontWeight="Bold" />
                <TextBlock Text="Max. Deviation (Generalize)"
                           FontWeight="SemiBold" />
                <Slider x:Name="DeviationSlider"
                        Grid.Row="2" Margin="0,5,0,0"
                        Value="10" Minimum="1" Maximum="250" />
                <TextBlock Text="Max. Segment length (Densify)"
                           FontWeight="SemiBold" />
                <Slider x:Name="SegmentLengthSlider"
                        Grid.Row="4" Margin="0,5,0,5"
                        Value="100" Minimum="100" Maximum="500" />
                <TextBlock x:Name="ResultLabel"
                           Text="Adjust a slider to start"
                           TextWrapping="Wrap" FontWeight="SemiBold" Foreground="Blue" />
See Also
Additional Examples
Hyperlink to ExampleDescription
DensifyAndGeneralizeA multipart geometry can be densified by adding interpolated points at regular intervals. Generalizing multipart geometry simplifies it while preserving its general shape. Densifying a multipart geometry adds more vertices at regular intervals.