Remove redundant boundaries?

posted Nov 28, 2011, 5:46 PM by David Pairman   [ updated Nov 30, 2011, 7:14 PM ]
Should boundaries between identical classes be removed?  

Our compilation to date has maintained an absolute respect for earlier mapping by not removing any existing boundaries, but inserting new boundaries along new or corrected land cover edges. As we do this, segments of former polygons have their attributes corrected so they often become described identically to their former neighbours. The old boundaries between neighbouring polygons therefore ceases to delineate any real difference between one side and the other so we’re contemplating a pre-release dissolve of these now-spurious boundaries to ‘clean up’ the database. What do you think?

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