Simplification of a shape is a process which involves removing of points from the shape's outline. The algorithm tries to preserve the original contour as much as possible. To control the level of data point reduction you specify a simplification factor  the greater the factor, the greater the reduction. The algorithm interprets the simplification factor as follows: is p and q are 2 non adjacent points from the list and all points between p and q in the list are located at a distance smaller than the simplification factor from the line segment pq then all points between p and q are removed. When working with maps you can simplify the boundaries of a shape in the OnPolygonCreated method of the feature created callback:
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NPolygonShape polygonShape = (NPolygonShape)element; NPointFList simplifiedPointList = NPointFList.Simplify(polygonShape.Points, 3); polygonShape.Points = simplifiedPointList.ToArray(); 
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Dim polygonShape As NPolygonShape = (NPolygonShape)element Dim simplifiedPointList As NPointFList = NPointFList.Simplify(polygonShape.Points, 3) polygonShape.Points = simplifiedPointList.ToArray() 
Fig. 1: The country of Iceland  original geographical data (1084 points)
Fig. 2: The country of Iceland  after the simplification (103 points)
By reducing the number of points, the electronic size of the map is reduced, and this can lead to an improvement in map display performance and the storage capacity needed for saving the map.