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I am adding parking spaces into a parking lot, and I need them to be exactly the same shape and not overlap each other or have spaces between. In ArcMap 9.3, there was an editing task that allowed you to split a long rectangle into multiple, equal-width polygons. I am having trouble finding this tool in ArcMap 10. Does anyone know how to do this?

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Do you have any solution for this problem? The parcel editor seems to address this issue perfect, but it is only available with the Editor and Info Version which cost a fortune. We are also trying to divide a lot of polygons on a regular basis - any help would be highly appreciated ... –  Konrad Feb 16 '12 at 12:34
    
I still don't have a solution for the problem. I swear there was something simple in 9.3, but I don't have access to it so I can't test it. I suppose this would likely be possible with a custom python add-in in ArcGIS 10.1. –  Tanner Jul 26 '12 at 3:11

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The Parcel Editor Toolbar offers this functionality, free with Arc 10. You need an Editor or ArcInfo license. Select a feature with the Select Parcel Feature tool, right-click Parcel Division. You can divide by Equal Area or Equal Width.

Please see the ESRI online help (parcel division).

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Have you looked at the fishnet tool?

I assume it also exists in arc 10 :)

Data management tools / feature class / create fishnet: it chops up an area into equal sized polygons... I have used this for making grids.

Good luck!

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Didn't realize fishnet had an "angle of rotation" parameter: help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/… Good suggestion. –  Derek Swingley Nov 4 '10 at 13:54
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Fishnet does exist in ArcGIS 10. –  djq Feb 14 '12 at 13:27
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The Fishnet tool will not divide an arbitrary polygon. It just creates a matrix or grid with any number of rows/columns at a user defined angle. You can define the origin also. –  klewis Feb 14 '12 at 21:16

ArcGIS 10 Version

Resource Center » Professional Library » Data Management » Editing data » Editing existing features

Cut Polygons tool alt text

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//001t00000088000000.htm

Editing and data compilation > Editing existing features

9.3 Version http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=Splitting_polygon_features

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I already knew about the cut tool. I'm looking for a tool that will automatically cut and divide a polygon evenly, given certain parameters such as Number of divisions or width of output polygons. –  Tanner Nov 4 '10 at 7:32

Off the top of my head, I don't know of anything in 9.3 that does what you're describing. It does look like 10 has a tool to do this when you're working with parcel fabrics: Creating new parcels using divide by area.

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