How can I Create a model in arcgis model builder for Select one road(Line) from Road network and then create a buffer for that particular line feature. there is a big road network and we want to select one particular road(Line) and then create a 100m buffer for that in ArcGIS Model...???enter image description here

  • The question is how do you want to select one line? If you can define it either spatially or by attributes then use Make Feature Layer (with where clause) or without and use Select Layer by Location for spatial queries. Selection made in ArcMap are valid in model builder if you are having trouble, select manually in ArcMap then run your model. Commented May 26, 2015 at 5:38
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    You need to expand on this more. What's your selection criteria (ie select by attribute or location), then buffer by x..
    – GISI
    Commented May 26, 2015 at 6:29
  • I want it select by attribute, and then create a buffer only for that particular Line or object in arcgis Model .
    – Jack
    Commented May 26, 2015 at 6:35
  • @JaikSingh As we ask for clarifications it is best to use the edit to keep updating your question to address them. There is no guarantee that potential answerers will read any of the questions so the idea is to keep all the important information in your question and to make that as clear as possible.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented May 26, 2015 at 6:37
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    @GISI - I'm thinking Select tool followed by Buffer to avoid also having to Make Feature Layer
    – PolyGeo
    Commented May 26, 2015 at 6:39

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You are so close to the answer but in your comments you have mentioned your need to select that line based on attributes and not spatial criteria. As Michael and PolyGeo answered your questions in the comments, You can use Select from Analysis toolbox or Make Feature Layer (with where clause) to select that specific line and then buffer it.

Here is the final model:

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Put your selection criteria in Expression Box:

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