Behold the photo:

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I want to split the two islands into two separate polygons. The Cut tool does not work. Is there a way to split these polygons without having to redraw them?

ArcGIS 10.5.1

  • I don't know for only two polygons directly in editor mode. You can select them, use Multipart to Singlepart and after this, replace them back.
    – aldo_tapia
    Aug 28, 2017 at 19:30

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In an edit session, select the polygon(s). On the editing/advanced editing toolbar, click the 'Explode Multipart Feature' button enter image description here. Save edits.

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