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Background:

At 3.2.1, I need to select features from one polygon layer that are:

  1. external to a second polygon layer, and
  2. touch the second layer

Using the Arcgis Pro Select by Location graphic, I am referring to examples I and J:

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I have not found an option that has this granularity. I have also tested options using the Invert Spatial Relationship option, as well as sequentially chaining various options, all without success.

Question:

How to select polygons from one layer that externally touch the polygons of a second layer?

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Try: Select by location:

1.) Boundary touches

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2.) With active selection - invert Within:

a.) Invert Spatial Relationsship
b.) Relationsship: Within

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Howerver I think invert a Relationsship is the key in two steps.

EDIT 16.Jan. 2024:

  1. Boundrays touches - New selection
  2. Within - Remove from the current selection

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  • Thanks, but your steps also pick up examples A and B in my screenshot.
    – Stu Smith
    Jan 16 at 17:37
  • 1.) Boundrays touches - New Selection 2.) Within - Remove from Selection
    – Xeppit
    Jan 16 at 18:39
  • I believe Xeppit's answer gives the expected result unless there are other criteria not mentioned in the question.
    – bixb0012
    Jan 16 at 20:59

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