ArcGIS 9: How do I get a Polygon from Polylines?

Posted on 2004-11-26
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am using ESRI ArcGIS 9 desktop suite to do some GIS work for my boss.  We have 2 layers that we are working with primarily for this excercise, there is a parcels layer that contains all the parcels in the county (polygons) and there is a Service area boundary layer (Polylines).  What I need, is the lines layer as a polygon to perform a select by location, to extract just the parcels within the line boundary.  I am somewhat of a Novice to ArcMap and ArcGIS 9 in general, but I am comfortable with it enough to know what I need... just... how do I do it?
Thanks in advance.
Question by:Justin Merrill, MBA

    Expert Comment

    Try the Feature To Polygon tool in Desktop 9.0 ArcToolbox.
    (ArcToolbox > Data Management Tools > Features > Feature to Polygon.)
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    by:Justin Merrill, MBA
    ok... thanks for the suggestion molvo, but I don't have that option in my ArcToolBox through ArcMap or through ArcCatalog.

    What I DO have is:
    ArcToolbox > Data Management Tools > Features
    > Add XY coordinates
    or >Check Geometry
    or >Copy Features
    or >Multipart To Singlepart
    or >Repair Geometry

    All that, but no Feature to Polygon option
    any other suggestions?

    Accepted Solution

    Do you have access to an ArcInfo license for ArcGIS 9?
    Feature to Polygon is only available with an ArcInfo License.

    If you don't have ArcInfo, do you have access to any other GIS software, such as ArcView 3.x?
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    Assisted Solution

    try this program:

    some of my co-workers ave used it in the past for this type of work.

    hope this helps
    LVL 12

    Expert Comment


    the download for this program is:

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