How do I split a multipart polygon which consists of several polygons into singlepart polygons so I can delete each polygon without deleting them all at one time?

I am using ArcMap 10.0.


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Under "Advanced Editing" there is a Button for "Explode Multi-Part features". Worked just fine!


You can use the Multipart To Singlepart (Data Management) tool which:

Creates a feature class containing singlepart features generated by separating multipart input features.


ArcMap, arctoolbox -> data management -> features -> Multipart to singlepart

Qgis, vector menu -> Geometry tools -> Multipart To Singlepart.

arcmap, No advance license need,

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