I have contours lines along with their elevations in ArcGIS. I want to create a polygon representation from those contour lines. How can i create polygons from those contours which may help me to represent them on my map.

  • You'll want to read the answer to this question link -- And keep in mind my disfavored answer to this question link -- What you want to do is fairly easy but it may not get you the result you need (hence the two links for discussion).
    – user23715
    Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 1:45

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If I'm getting what you want, following two methods could be used via ArcToolbox.

  1. Analysis Tool --> Proximity --> Buffer, the buffer will give you a new layer of polygon.
  2. Data Management Tool--> Feature --> Feature to polygon

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