Is there a way to select the segments from a segmented layer in ArcMap?

I've created a segmented layer by running Segment Mean Shift, but I can't seem to find a way to select or isolate the segments. I was hoping for a way to, e.g., create a shapefile from a collection of segments. I see that Training Samples Manager offers manual picking, but I'm not trying to create training samples for classification. Also, manual picking would be laborious in my case.

Is there a way to select/isolate segments by applying a mask?

  • What is your desired end product? How do you intend to use it?
    – Aaron
    Mar 13, 2019 at 3:54
  • @Aaron I've changed the question to using ArcMap. I'm trying to extract the coordinates of each segment polygon. Ultimately it'll be used for training a deep learning model (outside of ArcGIS).
    – John M.
    Mar 13, 2019 at 4:57
  • Why not convert the segments to polygon using Raster to Polygon? Alternatively, consider shifting your workflow to Orfeo Toolbox where you can export segments as polygons: orfeo-toolbox.org/CookBook/Applications/…
    – Aaron
    Mar 13, 2019 at 5:30
  • @Aaron I've tried converting Raster to Polygon, but is there a way to extract individual polygons and put them on a separate layer?
    – John M.
    Mar 13, 2019 at 15:10
  • Which criteria would you use to select the polygons?
    – Aaron
    Mar 13, 2019 at 15:30

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I would recommend a two-step approach:

  1. Convert your raster segments to vector segments using Raster to Polygon.
  2. Use Select by Location with a “completely contains”, or other overlap rule that meets your needs.

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