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I have a shapefile for Parcels but the whole thing seems to be divided into polylines rather than polygons. I'm trying to create an existing land use map. I was hoping there is an easier way to convert multiple polylines to polygons rather than going through each one by one and merging them in editor?

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Try using the Feature to Polygon (Data Management) tool

  • I don't think feature to polygon tool is the answer. That tool can create some odd results if you aren't careful where you want you're lines closed. – Ian Horn Nov 1 '16 at 14:38
  • Im assuming the lines are the edges of the parcel, and share some parcel ID field. Using that tool will create parcel polygons with the parcel ID. – Maksim Nov 1 '16 at 15:19
  • I can see that. – Ian Horn Nov 1 '16 at 16:12
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QGIS has a Polygonize tool under the Vector Geometry tools section that is worth exploring, and can be used with different file types.

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    ArcGIS specific question – Maksim Nov 1 '16 at 15:20

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