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Filtering out a subpart of a polygon shape file

I have ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software. I am working with a polygon shape file (having n rows) in ArcMap. The project demands splitting this file into two polygon shape files having n1 and n2 rows ...
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Snapping with polgon drawing

I am drawing a polygon with the drawing function within ArcGIS 10.1. Is there a way to snap orthographically at 90 degrees while using the polygon draw command. I added a picture of what i would ...
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Split a polygon based on density of points in ArcGIS 10.1

I have two layers: Polygon layer representing administrative boundaries Polygon layer representing topography (i.e. a map) In some of the administrative areas, the buildings (shown in the map) are ...
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Creating donut holes without losing existing polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop is there a way to do a similar operation to creating a donut hole or island in a polygon without losing the existing features? I have mapped small lakes as several ...
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Cannot obtain correct area values *With* correct projections

I'm trying to get the percentage of each U.S. county overlaying groundwater (data from the census and USGS respectively). They're both polygons. I have 1) correctly projected the data and the layer ...
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Find closest point between polygons inside other polygon

I have access to ArcInfo (ArcGIS 10.1). The dark polygons are settlements. The green polygon is derived from a suitability analysis. The surrounding white area is restricted. I want to find a point ...
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Calculating distance of polygons from coastline using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a series of polygons representing parcels of land. I would like to calculate the distance of each polygon from the coastline. I also have a polygon of the entire region of interest, i.e. an ...
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XY data in sketch properties

Does anyone know if there is a way to export the xy data from sketch properties in the editor to a .txt file?
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Find polygons that contain a specific number of points

I want to make a polygon selection based on a specific number of points. For example, I want to select those polygons that contain more than 30 points. I don't want to select every polygon that ...
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Is there an alternative to the Integrate tool that will not change one of the inputs

I have two polygon layers, and would like to snap the outlines of one of them (colored poly's) to the other (grey) without changing the grey in anyway (so Integrate seems out). It should only snap if ...
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1answer
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Extracting info on polygons from underlaying raster layers

In ArcGIS 10.1, I have two layers: 1) raster of Topographic Wetness Index 2) vector layer of polygons representing soil types I am wondering how to accomplish what I am after, that is to get ...
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Double (triple, quadruple) size of polygon using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have several polygons, measured in acres. I'm looking to double the area, either by a buffer, or some other method. I will need to triple and quadruple in the end, as well. I have tried to use ...
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How to generate polygons upto the edge of other polygons?

I am doing some work on a pipe network (blue lines) and I am trying to attribute the information about the street to the pipes. I have 2 polygon layers one of the blocks (green hatch) and one of ...
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How to obtain the maximum/minimum longitude and latitude for a polygon?

I have the MSA/CMSA shape file which contains 274 metropolitan areas. How do I have to obtain the maximum/minimum longitude and latitude for an area? So, it's like drawing a box right outside and ...
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Calculating distance between borders when one polygon inside another polygon?

I am brand new to ArcGIS and having some trouble. I would like to calculate the distances between the border of one polygon to another polygon. However, these polygons overlap. Thus when I use the ...
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2answers
266 views

How to convert a shapefile to a grid file

I was wondering whether anyone might be able to tell me in layman's terms how to convert a polygon layer to a Grid file in ArcGIS 10.1 or ArcGIS 10.2?
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How to check how much of a line (percentage-wise) is covered by a polygon in arcpy?

I'm searching for an efficient way to check if a line is covered by a polygon (see image, this case should return 2x "true"). Right now I only check wether a line is within a buffer with ...
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Distance from one point to many polygons

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 and have a shape file of polygons of municipalities. I also have the coordinates of the centroids of the polygons (if I need to use them). I want a column in my attributes table ...
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Add a field to output feature of a geoprocessing tool?

I am running the Watershed tool and RasterToPolygon tool in a loop for a number of points: flowdir = "flow.tif" flowacc = "flowacc.tif" pnts = [arcpy.PointGeometry(arcpy.Point(x=0.0, y=0.0, ID = ...
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How to copy closed loop lines into polygon feature class

I'm trying to utilize line contour data to find the volumes of local depressions. To do this, I want to copy the closed loops formed by depression contours into a polygon feature class to find the ...
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432 views

Easily calculate “roundness/compactness” of a polygon

I am trying to find ways to quantitatively describe the shapes of various polygons. For my project, these polygons represent lakes, rivers, lagoons, and parks. So they can be almost any shape. One ...
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How to generate evenly sized polygons within a boundary

I have an area and need to create evenly sized polygons within the area. It doesn't matter where the polygons fall, only that they don't overlap and each area is the same. They needn't be ...
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How to resample polygon vertices so that they are evenly spaced in Arc 10

I have digitized the outline of many river channels (by both manually picking points and using streaming mode), but now I need the vertices to be evenly spaced (for input to another program). I tried ...
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cut off part of catchment

I want to edit a polygon as that I cut off a part of it. I want to freely make a line that define where the polygon should be seperated. I have tried to useedit vertices but it does not seem to be a ...
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Clip a raster using a shapefile into multiple rasters?

I have a raster file representing a large area and a shapefile of 30 polygons representing watersheds. I would like to clip the raster with the shapefile to create 30 rasters representing each ...
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1answer
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How to define polygons overlapping each other?

I have a shapefile of landuse in different catchments. I want to calculate the percentage of each landuse category in each catchment using Tabulate Intersection. Before using this tool, I had ...
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345 views

ArcMap 10.1 SP Spatial Join Problem (lines within polygon)

I have a line layer (faults) and a polygon layer (fishnet grid). The fishnet has a risk of earthquake attributed to each polygon. I want to take that risk value and give it to the fault lines which ...
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1answer
203 views

How to extracting raster data to multiple polygons?

I have a reclassified raster dataset (10 classes) and I want to find out the area of each class contained within multiple (hundreds-to-thousands) polygons. I have all the polygons in the same ...
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420 views

How to export polygon coordinates?

How can I export each polygon-vertice's coordinate (every point coordinate of every polygon) of a polygon Geodatabase-feature class to an ascii text file (csv or txt)? I don't want to convert it to a ...
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790 views

Intersect (analysis) of polygons generating empty output

I have previously asked a question on determining the area of polygons with another polygon boundary. Determining the area of each polygon within a polygon boundary? I came to the conculsion that ...
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1answer
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Heads up digitizing - Polygons overlay differently with two different Satellite images

I have been digitizing building footprints from satellite image using ArcGIS 10.1 . Field data collections is done with the use of four corner point GPS way point. Due to multipath errors, we are ...
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Calculating minimum/maximum width for overlay of two polygon strips in ArcGIS or some Opensource GIS

Is there some solution for calculating minimum and maximum width for overlay of two polygon strips? When I clip these strips the result is another strip with variable width about 1 km and 20 km long. ...
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Classifying raster pixels using polygons [duplicate]

I am trying to retrace some steps from an experiment I conducted a couple weeks ago. To make a long story short: I didn't think it was the right result so I didn't write down my procedures. I think ...
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1answer
270 views

Polygon to raster without losing any polygons

I'm trying to convert polygons to raster. But the output raster dataset doesn't have polygons which went into as input data. I need all the date in the attribute to follow with to the raster dataset ...
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1answer
367 views

Failed to convert polygon to raster

I have two steps here. First select layer by attributes. Second convert polygon to raster. It failed when it goes to second step and kept giving me error 999999: Error executing function. I pasted my ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 - Using Polygon Neighbors with dissolved polygons

I've used polygon neighbors to find all neighbors of a polygon layer, which I then use to look up all possible neighbor combinations and dissolve the polygons into all possible combinations of two ...
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1answer
372 views

How to Create Touching Multi-Part Polygons?

I have a set of parcels as illustrated in the image below. There are currently no multi-part features in dataset. What I would like to do is to merge (not the right word) all of the parcels with same ...
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Detecting ring direction of a polygon using ArcPy

I am using ArcPy in ArcGIS 10.1 to process some geometry using the arcpy.da data access module. However I have run into a problem with complex Polygons that contain inner rings/holes. From the ...
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Clipped raster leaks outside polygons

I am trying to clip a raster (DEM) with a polygon layer in ArcGIS10.1, using Data Management>>Raster>>Clip. Basically the clipped raster has many pixels outside the polygon boundary, mainly for thin ...
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1answer
284 views

Convert polygons to a number of randomly located points based on polygon size

ArcMap 10.1 on a PC. Working with a large shapefile with ~50,000 poygons with a wide range of size from 1,000+m. to <1m. I would like to convert these polygons into points so I can do some analysis ...
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Creating Thiessen (Voronoi) polygons using lines (rather than points) as the input features?

I have a set of line features inside a particular polygonal boundary. For each line, I'd like to generate a polygon inside which every possible point is closer to the given line than to any other line ...
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How to dissolve polygons that have been split back into their original polygons?

I had a feature class containging about a thousand polygons.After some processing such as intersecting, dissolving, merging, more intersecting, I ended up with a feature class of about 6000 polys. ...
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1answer
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Splitting polygons leaves null values

I'm trying to split polygons with overlaping line features, using Split Polygons tool from Topology toolbar. The problem I encounter is that only one from new polygons have old attributes and others ...
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Remove Polygon Islands

I'm really stumped with the problem. I have a polygon layer with no intersects or holes and I need to remove some 'islands', as defined by attributes of a certain size within the layer. It's a hard ...
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1answer
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Compiling a list of units that border each other

I have a shapefile of U.S. counties. I am interested in compiling a list of those that border each other. In particular, I am interested in those that border each other but are in different states. ...
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How to divide polygon layer into multiple layers by values in attribute table column in ArcGIS 10.1

I have polygon layer with multiple types of area (forest, grass, and many more), and I´d like to divide this layer into many layers by the area type. I´ve tried Split function but I receive an error ...