Is there a method, combination of tools or a tool which can achieve the same as the Feature to Polygon tool?

I want to get the same result just like I would use that tool.

  • Are you looking for an alternative to using ArcGIS for Desktop to do this, or just a means to do this with a Basic level license of ArcGIS for Desktop? I recommend that you edit this important detail into your Question. Also, this tool can be used in several ways, does your desired solution need to meet all of those requirements or just (a) particular one(s)? And what version of ArcGIS for Desktop are you using? – PolyGeo Dec 30 '13 at 9:23

If you don't have an Advanced license then ET GeoWizards is the next best thing to use. The conversion tools are free

  • And will I find Feature to Polygon in there? If not, what is the name of the alternative? – greyline Dec 29 '13 at 18:16
  • Yes Conversion tools include: Polygon To Polyline Polygon To Point Polyline To Point Polyline To Polygon Point To Polyline Polyline To Polygon Multipoint To Point Shape Z (M) To Shape Polygon Z (M) To Point Polyline Z (M) To Point Point Z (M) To Point Point To Polygon Z (M) Point To Polyline Z (M) Point To Point Z (M) Point To Multipoint Shape To ShapeZ Polyline To Multipoint Multipoint To Polyline – Dror Har Gil Dec 29 '13 at 18:17
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    Geog: ET GeoWizards is not free. – greyline Dec 29 '13 at 18:22
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    The conversion functions are free – Dror Har Gil Dec 29 '13 at 18:24
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    And which one is the alternative of Feature to Polygon? I'm not a GIS worker, so I don't really know. – greyline Dec 29 '13 at 18:27

You can use QGIS - free! Somewhere in the toolbox there's be a tool for it - just do a search for "polygon" - I think it's called "line to polygon".

QGIS has a very large number of advanced tools that are only available in the super-expensive ArcGIS (or with addons). In fact it's useful to keep around even if you have an ArcGIS Advanced license.


You may want to check out Spatial Ecology tools as well at http://www.spatialecology.com/htools/tooldesc.php

  • Looking at their web-page I'd be surprised if they work with ArcGIS 10.x (if that's what the poster is using). – GIS-Jonathan Dec 29 '13 at 18:48

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