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Automate Splitting Polygons Into Sections

I've searched for similar problems on this topic but can't find a solution. I need to split many, many, many cemetery sections into 8 (mostly) equal pieces each. Each section is for the most part ...
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polygons to polygon conversion with attribute name [duplicate]

1) I have a polygon shapefile with 1000 multi-part polygons in it. Each Row of the table is a multipart polygon. 2) I need 1000 shapefiles with 1 multi-part polygon in each. 3) Each output shapefile ...
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Dissolve tool misses out two polygons

I'm trying to dissolve polygons based on a code number in the attribute table. It all works well, with an exception of two polygons that fail to dissolve - they literally drop out from the output. It ...
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Bringing attributes of multiple polygons into other polygons?

I need to absorb multible attributes included in block areas into a number of ploygons. In other words, I need to bring block level data into a number of overlaying polygons. The polygons will absord ...
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Converting rasters to polygons through cell centers

With arcgis, it is possible to convert a raster image to a polygon representing the boundary of the raster using the Raster To Polygon tool. The output polygon will follow the cell edges of the ...
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1answer
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Displaying adjacent polygon lines beside each other instead of overlapping

I would like to display adjacent polygons with the line work beside each other, not one on top of the other for that shared boundary. I do not want to edit the polygon boundaries - only want to ...
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1answer
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Using ArcGIS Polygon to Raster tool does not divide resulting raster on cells?

I try to create raster composed of small (5x5 m) cells (pixels) from a polygon in ArcGIS-10. I created a polygon (as a single object), and use Feature to Raster Tool and Polygon to Raster tool (of ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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How to quickly fill multiple gaps in a series of adjacent polygons

I've been given a "background" dataset which is designed to draw as the first layer in a complicated map. For some reason the data provider has previously erased this dataset with roads, parks, etc. ...
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Creating an outline around groups of polygons

I am trying to find a tool or workflow for creating a type of minimum bounding polygon or envelope for complex land areas. (Not just a rectangle, but a simplified perimeter) Can anyone recommend a ...
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Making single polygons from a shapefile

I created a shape file a while ago with several (20+ polygons) in it. I was wondering if there is a way to symbolize these polygons with unique symbols. Basically all I actually want to do is color ...
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1answer
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How do I save a polygon once I have created it in editor?

I am attempting to create a new polygon. I go to ArcCatolog>New>Shapefile and make sure Feature type is set to polygon. I create the polygon and if I click save edits or stop editing, it disappears. ...
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Drawing outline of points in ArcGIS for Desktop [closed]

Simple question, can Arc take a shapefile of points, calculate which ones are at the "edges" and draw a polygon or polyline around it. I know there are masks and bounding geometry and all of that, but ...
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
61 views

Find small polygons inside big polygons

I'm trying without success to find a solution for problem in ArcGIS and this is the reason that I'm sending this message. I have one polygon shapefile with postal codes for South Africa (no Gap, no ...
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1answer
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Dynamically drawing a polygon around another shapefile, ArcGIS 10.2

Let's say I have a vegetation raster that indicates the density of forest all over the world. I also have a shapefile that contains the admin boundaries of each country in the world. The easy part is ...
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Way to split and create buffer space between polygons in QGIS or ArcMap

After performing a feature extraction of rooftops, some of my buildings have been joined together as one polygon. I want to split these large polygons so that each new division is only covering one ...
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1answer
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How to do a “fuzzy” intersection?

I have two layers that look like this: I want the intersection (or whatever the correct term may be) to look like this where the output polygons are the same as the original base layer, just with ...
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1answer
53 views

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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polygon to raster - not all polygons rasterized

I have a building footprint shapefile (polygons) that I want to convert to a raster. I use the Polygon to Raster tool, and specify a cell size by importing from another raster (which is 24m x 30m). ...
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Counting building polygons in neighborhood polygons

I have two layers, one of them is neighborhood data and the other is the buildings in the city. I want to count the buildings in a neighborhood (by using borders) and add this value to the ...
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Creating a polygon around features

I want to create a polygon around a number of points so that all the points occur within the polygon. The purpose is to do this to a number of different features and see where they overlap.
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29 views

ArcMap - proportion of polygon in lon/lat grid cells

I have a polygon representing a river basin on a 1 X 1 degree lat/lon grid. I need to create a boundary using the grid cells as the boundary to best represent the outline of the basin. I would like to ...
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2answers
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How can I split a multi-part polygon into single polygons?

i want to split a multipart polygon which consists of several polygons into single polygons so I can delete each polygon without deleting them all at one time. I am using ArcGIS 10.
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1answer
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Determining direction of longest segment of polygon?

I have a shapefile with 9000 agriculture fields and what I like to do is to determine for each field (=each polygon) the direction of the longest segment. For instance, the selected polygon in the ...
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1answer
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How to create polygon feature class from UTM coordinates?

I am working to create a polygon from UTM coordinates. The script I am using fails with a "must be a sequence, not float" error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "F:/sample/clipTiles.py", ...
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1answer
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Retrieving points that make up drive-time polygon generated by ArcGIS for Desktop in automated way?

One of our GIS guys showed me a demo of the ArcGIS Network Analyst extension creating a drive-time polygon for points that he clicked on a map. This is exactly what we need for our web application, ...
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1answer
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How do I overcome this problem of converting a raster layer to polygon form?

I am trying to convert a raster layer of U.S. climatic regions into polygon format using ArcMap 9.3 under Windows XP. The original data are to be found at the following address: Koppen Climate ...
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Same size polygons giving different overall areas

I am currently working with multiple shape files that I have clipped to the exact same extent, but when I calculate area (acres) within each polygon. I am getting different results between the ...
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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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1answer
101 views

Iterating over all features in featureclass to intersect them individually with polygon using ArcPy?

I've got a point featureclass, and I'm trying to individually intersect each feature with a polygon featureclass to get some information about which polygon each feature is in. I did one intersect ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Changing raster cells values inside of a polygon to the closest cells just outside the polygon!

I have been wrestling with this for a while and couldn't find out how I can do this. I want each cell of a raster inside of a polygon boundary to have the value of the closest cell just outside of the ...
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1answer
54 views

Calculating percentage of polygons within specific areas using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I have a parcel layer and I am trying to determine the percentage of each parcel that falls within specific zones. I tried tabular intersect but it just returned an empty output. I'm using ArcGIS ...
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1answer
65 views

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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1answer
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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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2answers
238 views

Change points to polygon

I have a map which has one data point per zip code. I would like to change those points to zip code polygons. Any ideas on how to go about it?
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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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1answer
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Automating Intersect between two polygon layers

I have a spreadsheet that has county-level occurrences of around 1000 species within the US in the column headings (Species State County). Thus, for some counties there may be multiple species. I ...
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Authoring map with advanced gradient symbol for ArcGIS web service?

I need to prepare a web service which will display the gradient of polygon points values. It has to look just like in this picture: link to the picture (please ignore the arrows). Each polygon is ...
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87 views

I have a table with a series of lat/long points - how do I convert them into polygons?

I have an Excel sheet with about 150 points (lat and long in decimal degrees) which belong to about 15 different polygons. The columns I have are FID, NAME (the same between polygons), POINTS (points ...
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2answers
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Joining two polygon layers based on distance?

I'm new to GIS so this question may be an obvious one. I have one polygon layer of urban land use and another polygon layer of swamps. How do I join the two layers so that I get a column in the ...
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1answer
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Find extent of data inside many polygons

This is similar to Calculate polygon area inside extent I have a few different polygon datasets which describe things like soil type, bushfire risk etc. For each property boundary we want to see how ...
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0answers
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Does converting polygon to raster generate more accurate results from the Zonal Statistics in Arcgis 10.2

I have heard the following for Arcgis 9.1 and wonder whether it is still an issue in Arcgis 10.2. If so, should I convert the polygon into raster before dissolve or convert the dissolved polygon ...
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1answer
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How to limit Create Fishnet extent by mask & carry over attributes?

I have a 5km polygon grid of an area which is not a standard square/rectangle, it is in fact a rough ovoid made up of around 500 5km2 cells. What I want to do, eventually, is have a 100m polygon ...
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2answers
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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 ...