PROBLEM

Converting a coverage route system to PolylineM shapefile creates too many vertices, parts

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Description

Converting a coverage route system to PolyLineM shapefile can create duplicated vertices or extra parts.

Cause

The ArcCatalog/ArcToolbox coverage to shapefile conversion tools use the ArcInfo Workstation defined layers LAYEREXPORT command to create a shapefile. This code has not been optimized to reduce the number of vertices and parts.

Solution or Workaround



Use ArcMap to export a coverage route system to shapefile. ArcMap uses the FeatureDataConvertor object behind the scenes. This object has code that has been optimized to reduce the number of vertices and parts.

Article ID:000003399

Software:
  • ArcMap 8 x

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