Simplify polygons without creating slivers

When you download geographical data the polygons are often highly detailed, leading to large file sizes and slow processing times. This tutorials shows you how to simplify detailed polygons in R and QGIS without creating slivers (gaps) between the resultant shapes. HUGOMORE42 When you download boundary data, for example from the census boundary data page, the polygons are usually highly detailed. Often this detail is unnecessary if you’re not intending to produce small–scale maps. [Read More]