I'm back to working on the SRWP watershed atlas. Work involves importing NHD flow-line data into AI via MAPublisher. The layer is immense with every river, stream and creek shown in great detail. My first step in working with this data is to clean it up, reduce the number of anchor points and convert the segmented geometry to smooth bezier curves. I've been using the AI Path> Simplify command at 99% or 98% with some success, but overall I'm not happy with the results and would like to know if any one has some tips or tricks for working with data like this?
In particular I'm wondering if there is a way to automatically get rid of kick backs?
I'd suggest MapShaper too. I had the same issues with the simplify path command.