Using ArcMap 10.1. Lets say you have 100 polygons that all are in the exact same shape and in the exact same place. They appear to be one polygon. How would you edit the shape of all 100 at the same time, can you share vertices among the 100 polygons? Can you join all 100 and keep their separate attributes and Object ID's?

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    What software are you using? What format are you storing the polygons in?
    – whuber
    Oct 26, 2012 at 23:00
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    ESRI ArcMap 10.1, I have them in a Geodatabase. Feature Class, Polygon. Oct 27, 2012 at 1:05

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I think you can try Editing shared geometry and Reshaping a topology edge. (Also #10 here)

  • ESRI ArcMap 10.1, I have them in a Geodatabase. Oct 27, 2012 at 1:03
  • None of the polygons are Topology. They are in a geodatabase, feature class, polygon. Oct 27, 2012 at 1:05
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    Are you talking about duplicate polygons that you want to remove it ?
    Oct 27, 2012 at 3:27
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    Map topology can be based on any feature classes. You need to create topology manually for your polygons, read this Creating a map topology
    – nadya
    Oct 27, 2012 at 4:41
  • After playing with the Topology tool, I am amazed that I haven't used this before. This is what I was looking for dealing with stacked polygons! Thanks nadya Oct 27, 2012 at 22:29

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