Is there a way to automatically create a new polygon in an existing Feature Class with over 50'000 Vertices using ArcGIS Desktop 10.2?

  • There are some cool implementations of random polygon generation in this SO post. As for ArcGIS, no idea. Nov 23, 2015 at 13:31
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    Can you expand more on your question why you want to create polygon features >50K vertices?
    – artwork21
    Nov 23, 2015 at 14:04
  • There is a Maximum amount of Vertices I can use in order to let the dataset pass as valid. If I extend the allowed amount, the check-Tools I use should give a warning. I need this polyogn to test, if the check-tool is working properly. Nov 23, 2015 at 14:57

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I would try doing this using 3-4 steps:

  1. Create a point
  2. Buffer it to create a circle
  3. Densify it using a small enough distance to create 50,000+ vertices (needs Standard or Advanced level license)
  4. Append if you need to move it into another shapefile.

The above process may be best done in a shapefile because the circular buffer will be a true curve if done in a file geodatabase.

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