Last Fall, Esri released version 3 of the Civilian Topographic Map (CTM) which allows users to use ArcGIS Workflow Manager to manage in-house and contractor data extraction and quality control. Recently, we released version 4.
Generalization is an intensive process that requires heavy resources to complete on larger data sets. CTM Release 4 contains workflows for Distributed Generalization which allows you to split your data in to tiles based on a partition feature class, generalize each partition to a smaller scale, and then stitch the features back together into a continuous data set.
Distributed Generalization utilizes ArcGIS Workflow Manager as a queue of jobs, where each child job corresponds to one of the partitions. Included in Esri Production Mapping 10.5 Patch 1, there is a utility to trigger the processes and automatically run each job.
Link to Release 4: https://github.com/Esri/CTM/releases/tag/v4.0
Software Requirements: ArcGIS Desktop 10.5, Esri Production Mapping 10.5 Patch 1 (note: ArcGIS Workflow Manager is included with Esri Production Mapping, but is a separate install. To use all of CTM, you must install both Workflow Manager and Production Mapping).
Instructions: See the Getting Started with Civilian Topographic Map word document
Issues: Did you find a bug or would you like to request a new feature? Please let us know by submitting an issue: https://github.com/Esri/CTM/issues.