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This is a general question not software related. Is there a geoprocessing term used for clipping data using the holes in donuts polygons? I want the process to keep the data which are visible through the hole(s).

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    Please clarify your question. After the clip, would the data that is visible through the hole be deleted or what? Do you play with vector or raster data? – user30184 Jun 5 '18 at 15:30
  • The data visible through the hole will be kept. – MyGIS Jun 6 '18 at 5:24
  • This is the default behavior, so "clipping" will suffice. – Vince Jun 8 '18 at 1:24
  • Please edit your question again to include what software and version you're using. You can add it as a tag as well. Screenshots also help people understand what you're trying to do. – Fezter Jun 8 '18 at 2:34
  • I am using QGIS , FME and ArcGIS. The question is not about about how to achieve the task. The question is what is the "name" of the processing task. If I used a software what would be the name of the tool if there is such thing? As I know clipping would clip taking in consideration the outer boundaries of the polygon and not the holes of the donut polygon. – MyGIS Jun 9 '18 at 2:49