That does not reduce the number of vertices. It only reshapes the lines (all polylines in the selected shapefile by the way).
I have a small shape file of polylines indicating an individual metro bus route that contains 295 vertices as listed in the attribute table.
After running the generalization scripts, either smooth or simplify, I still have 295 vertices.
Imagine a somewhat straight horizontal line, containing say 15 vertices, within a shape file of 285 other polyline vertices running both horizontaly and vertically.
How can I reduce those 15 vertices on the target polyline to say, 3 or maybe 4?
I am attempting to attach a zip file containing the small shape file an necessary files