Hi, sorry not too sure how to word the question.
I am studying for an MSc in Geology and am doing seismic mapping. To tidy up my maps I exported them to ArcGIS so I could join various ones together and also contour the maps. Then I exported the GIS maps into illustrator so I could attempt to smooth some of the contours as they are extremely jaggedy due to the nature of the data.
Is there a way to quickly smooth lines or mass delete points that make up the lines?
I am asking because I have 30+ maps and each map has maybe 50lines with each line being made up of currently about 1000 points each...
If I can't find a solution I will probably end up drawing over the contours with the pen tool and just smoothing it that way, as it should be a lot faster then deleting so many points.
Any help greatly appreciated.
I am currently using Illustrator CS5 and have access to CS4.
And if you get good using the smooth tool, it is on the pencil flyout, you might be able to use it to refine the contours as well.
it they are actually angled segments then you can select the paths and use the make
Smooth tool can be set to your specification but you have ti experiment wih it to see how it works.
Give it a little more work and you get this
Thank you very much Wade. I used the smooth tool in the pencil drop down and just drew over the line and it turned 30 points into about 2 or 3. That is exactly the kind of thing I wanted.
Very much appreciated, brilliant!
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