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Pedit vs Join

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01-05-2014 11:21 AM

I am joining plines on the same layer, etc.  I was taught to use PEDIT-Join but noticed that I can do the same function with just the JOIN command.  Is there any difference?  Is one better/safer to use? 

 

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Re: Pedit vs Join

01-05-2014 11:44 AM in reply to: pdsfishhouse

Edit, I'm not finding much differences between the 2.


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Re: Pedit vs Join

01-05-2014 02:26 PM in reply to: Jay_B

I concur on this assessment of the two. Although I find myself using mpedit when I have multiple lines and curves to join into a polyline.

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Re: Pedit vs Join

01-05-2014 02:37 PM in reply to: pdsfishhouse

Hi,

 

>> Is there any difference?

if you have 2 lines whereas one is the extension of the other (line1 and line2 at the same angle) you'll see a difference in the resulting vertices.

_PEDIT ==> _JOIN results in 2 polyline-segments,

_JOIN (as command) results in one new line starting at startpoint from line 1 and ending at endpoint of line 2

 

PEDITvsJOIN_AN01.gif

 

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Re: Pedit vs Join

01-05-2014 10:30 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA
This is news to me. It would be useful for cleaning up line work in GIS scenarios (i.e. PLSS section lines that have multiple segments between section corners).
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Re: Pedit vs Join

01-05-2014 10:42 PM in reply to: Neilw
I spoke to soon. After running a test I see the Join command does not remove the intermediate vertices if the series of lines form a shape. In other words it only works if ALL the joined lines are aligned.
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Re: Pedit vs Join

01-05-2014 11:20 PM in reply to: Neilw

Hi,

 

>> It would be useful for cleaning up line work in GIS scenarios

Therefor you can use command _MAPCLEAN with the options "Dissolve Pseudo Nodes" and "Simplify Objects"shown in the video, it's not exact the same as it also connects items that are not exact the same angle (depending on the value of the tolerance), but it's great for generalizing and the wish you have I think.

 

Run the command twice, as simplify can't work on the separeted lines/in the first pass.

 

MAPCLEANvsJOIN_AN01.gif

 

 

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Re: Pedit vs Join

01-06-2014 06:55 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA
Hah, after all these years I've never been able to get MapClean to do that. I'll have to examine your workflow to see why it works for you.
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