There has to be an easy way to do this. Been plugging away for an hour and I don't know if I am brain dead or what.
What I need to do is buffer a polygon on the inside, but only for 500 metres. If you have a look at this image:
You can see exactly what I don't want to do. The selected polygons (cyan) I buffered by -100 metres. What I want to do is actually create a buffer for the area from the polygon boundary to where it buffered it here.
- I know I could do an erase on the original polygon with the above buffered result, but that seems like an extra step and I want a one step solution.
- I also know I could convert the polygon to a line and then buffer it, but once again extra step extra result.
- Python programming could sure do this, but I really don't want to waste the time going down that road.
I do believe there is a way to do this, with one tool and one result, if not, well Esri should add that in.
I'm looking to know if there is an Esri ArcGIS Desktop tool to accomplish this?