Centreline creation (areal to linear)

searlejrsearlejr Global Mapper UserPosts: 2
edited July 2010 in Vector Data
I have a set of OS MasterMap shapefile vectors, where the roads, rivers, railways, etc are represented as multiple areal/polygon sections.

I'm using GM (11.02) to pre-process the raw data for a 3rd party simulation terrain generation tool.

That other tool really wants the roads etc presented as simple linear (polyline) features, so I'm wondering if there's a way to generate a centreline vector from each areal segment?

I have tried the 'Area to line' converter, but that seems to use the outside edge of the areal, rather than the centreline.

Thanks

Jonathan

Comments

  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited July 2010
    Jonathan,

    There is not a tool in Global Mapper to generate a center-line representation of an area feature.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
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