I'd like to create flat buffer in a polygon shapefile. I try to use buffer tool in ArcGIS 9.3, but I couldn't select the "flat" option in the endtype combo-box because the input feature is polygon. How can I select a flat buffer in buffer tool?
if i have understood what you meant by flat buffer on polygon, you could apply these steps :
- feature to polyline.
- Split at vertices
- buffer with flat enabled
- Append the original polygon to the buffer_result
- dissolve on a commun value, if there's not a commun value, add a field to make commun value