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I am trying to create polygons from a line layer of lots and concessions (large blocks of land in rural areas). The lines are mainly grid style as they intersect mostly at right angles. I need to create polygons from these lines. Tired it in QGIS and it did not work. Any suggestions other than digitizing? I'm using ArcEditor 10. Thanks!!

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I discovered this page on Esri's site that should allow you to contruct polygons from your lines with only an ArcEditor license. It's unclear from that page whether or not you have to set up a topology first (and whether that topology, if required, can be just a map topology created through the topology toolbar, or a geodatabase-level topology). It looks like a good place to start, though.

If only you had ArcInfo, you'd be able to use the Feature to Polygon tool that does exactly what you want.

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This worked very well! Thanks for the help! –  Matt Jan 20 '12 at 18:41
Glad to hear it! If you could accept this as the correct answer, I'd greatly appreciate it. –  nmpeterson Jan 20 '12 at 19:30

ET Geowizards will easily convert Polylines to Polygons (preserving attribution)


Current Version is ET GeoWizards 10.1 (released 12 November 2011)

Credit goes to Ianko Tchoukanski for producing and maintaining this excellent ArcGIS tool.

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This is, indeed, very good gear and is also very cheap too. –  Hairy Jan 20 '12 at 17:06

You can try XTools - Make Polygons from Polylines


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I will suggest you to use tool create polygon from lines. Please see this.


How to access this command in ArcGIS 10 please see this


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