I have an existing shapefile that contains parcel data. I would like to add some of the existing parcels to a new shapefile. I am using ArcMap 10.1.


If you want a new shapefile, containing just some of the existing parcels, but no others, simply query for, or select the ones you want, then right-click on the layer select Data, then Export Data. If you have an existing shapefile follow the advise of @Maksim


Either make a selection of the polygons you need, right click, copy, then paste into your new shapefile in the interactive window.

Or, use append, to add the selected polygons to a shapefile of your choosing.

  • where do i find the append function? – Matt Aug 18 '14 at 15:08
  • in the Data Management toolbox, or the geoprocessing drop-down menu. – Maksim Aug 18 '14 at 15:10

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