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Using ArcGIS Desktop 10.4. I am trying to clip a multiparted (polygon) layer to a multiparted polygon layer. Specifically, I have a statewide dataset consisting of multiple irregular polygons confined to the entire state boundary; I want to clip those features to the individual state counties, which I have in both a complete shapefile consisting of constituent county shapes as well as individual, separate county shapes. I don't want to have to run a clip on each of our 100 counties, so I figured there'd be a way of using the complete statewide county layer.

Can this be done or am I doomed to batch clipping?

  • What is wrong with clip tool output? – FelixIP Jul 17 '17 at 23:08
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    NC has 100 counties- too much work to click through a batch clip. The Split tool did the trick. – wncbotany Jul 18 '17 at 1:40
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It sounds like you need the Split tool. If you don't have an advanced license, you can write a script to loop through your counties layer, selecting each county one at a time, and performing the clip then.

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