reducing the number of points in a layer

RobertRRobertR GlobalMapper Fan!Posts: 285Trusted User
edited February 2012 in Vector Data
Hello all,

I have a shapefile that contains points. They are so many that they almost form a line :). The idea is that I need to label them based on a column but I would want to reduce their number.

Is there a way to reduce their number at a specified distance, or something like this?!

Thank you,


  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited February 2012
    What you could do is select the points with the Digitizer Tool, then right-click and select the Advanced Feature Creation sub-menu option to create a new line by connecting the points, then you can select that line, right-click, then choose to reduce/simplify the line which will remove points while retaining shape. Then you can create points from the now thinned vertices of the line and just use those.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.


    Global Mapper Guru
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