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

Posted on 2004-11-26
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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
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Expert Comment

ID: 12684049
Try the Feature To Polygon tool in Desktop 9.0 ArcToolbox.
(ArcToolbox > Data Management Tools > Features > Feature to Polygon.)

Author Comment

by:Justin Merrill, MBA
ID: 12708735
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

molvo earned 252 total points
ID: 12709453
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

guidway earned 248 total points
ID: 12754971
try this program:


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

hope this helps
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Expert Comment

ID: 12755579

the download for this program is: http://www.ian-ko.com/ET_GeoTools/gt_demo.htm

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