Using ArcMap 9.3 I was curious if anybody has a script or vba tool that will select items from a layer that are not within a selected polygon or not touching the selected polygon.


ArcMap has a built-in tool for that: Select Layer by Location (Data Management).

Just select all features from the Select Layer, then use Select by Location (Data Management) with the overlap type "Intersect" and the selection type "Remove_From_Selection." This will remove from the selection all those that intersect the other layer, and you'll be left with those that do not intersect.

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    You can also use the "reverse selection" function in the attribute table to select polygons that do not intersect features from your other layer. – dchaboya May 8 '12 at 21:43

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