I was trying to create a polygon with a barren area inside, is there any way I can edit a polygon to create an excepted area?

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    What GIS software are you using?
    – PolyGeo
    Aug 26, 2016 at 21:04

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Are you trying to make a donut hole in your polygon? If so, ESRI provides this guide. From ESRI:

  • Click a polygon feature template in the Create Features window.
  • Click a construction tool and method and digitize the outer boundary of the polygon, without finishing the sketch.
  • Hold down the SHIFT key and click, or right-click and click Finish Part.
  • Click inside the polygon and sketch the inner boundary.
  • If you are creating a donut polygon, finish the sketch.
  • To create an island, finish the part and create another sketch inside the hole, then finish the sketch.

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