I have around 1.5 million data points of fire incidents during a period of 10 years. I want to extract each month into a new layer so then I will basically have 120 layers in total.

Is there a way to do this without doing it manually one by one i.e. selecting points of every month and extracting it 120 times?

EDIT: Software: ArcGIS 10.4.1 Data: shapefile

  • What GIS software are you using? – BERA Apr 4 '18 at 9:39
  • I'm using ArcGIS 10.4.1. – Umar Al Faruq Apr 4 '18 at 9:43
  • Please edit the question to give details of the software, and the data, for example in what format is your data? – nmtoken Apr 4 '18 at 10:52

Add a text field called month, calculate following:

How To: Extract a portion of the Date field

but as month instead of minute.

Then see this question: Exporting feature class into multiple feature classes based on field values using ArcGIS Desktop?

second answer, and build a model (since you dont have tool Split By Attributes in 10.4)

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