In ArcGIS, a collection of geographic features with the same geometry type (such as point, line, or polygon), the same attributes, and the same spatial reference.

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What is difference between map layer and spatial dataset (e.g. feature class, shapefile)?

This may be very trivial question. To me they seems very similar in concept. What is the difference between feature class and feature layer?
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How to make two feature layers congruent using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two feature layers (polyline/polygon) which should be congruent but there's an offset of about 220 meters. The Georeferencing tool only works with raster layers. How do I do the equivalent ...
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Why is it important to use feature layers in ModelBuilder?

I am trying to understand creation of a geoprocess with ModelBuilder, but I don't know why it's important to use feature layers instead of feature classes when creating a geoprocess with ModelBuilder. ...
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Feature Class Extents Changed After Import

I have been tasked with editing the attributes and fixing geometry of a feature class in a shared geodatabase. The feature class is not in a feature dataset. I decided to export the feature class ...
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Erase features from feature classes based on record ID?

This is the challenge: I have two feature classes, which have the same number of polygon features, that when overlaid form concentric "rings." I need to erase the inner circle from the outer circle ...
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Using Python to Rename Feature Class by Field ArcMap

Alright so I made a pretty little model and at the end I want to rename the feature class file to something based on the fields in that feature class. I want to rename that feature class by the date ...