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Area Feature with Holes

by Anonymous on ‎03-15-2016 12:48 PM - edited on ‎04-06-2016 11:47 AM by Moderator (510 Views)

Question

A user has an Area features which contain overlapping areas that represent holes. Both the area and the hole are the same feature class. How can the user cookie cut the holes into the surrounding area?

Answer

One possible solution is to:

1) Create a spatial query to find all areas (featureX) that are
   totally contained by featureX
2) Then use the Spatial Difference command to subtract the Spatial
   Query from featureX
3) If needed output the result to a new feature class using output to
   feature class command.
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