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I have a layer that is a circle buffer around a point. What I want to do is create a rectangle around the circle, but have every rectangle be perfectly lined up N/S (0degrees of angle/rotation). I have tried using Minimum Bounding Geometry, but the rectangles are all rotated a little different each time instead of all being the same. Is there any way to do this?

Thank you for the help.

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what software are you using (or willing to use)? – Llaves Dec 2 '12 at 1:58
One rectangle per circle or one rectangle per segment around a generalised circle? – PolyGeo Dec 2 '12 at 22:51
up vote 2 down vote accepted

In ArcGIS: Feature Envelope to Polygon

This does exactly as you ask.... and if you do not have the appropriate license level (requires advanced), there are Python techniques (see the 'square buffer' sample in Writing Geometries web help)

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