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Line to polygon   Jessica O. Eselius Jun 15, 2006
Re: Line to polygon   Ray Carnes Jun 15, 2006
Re: Line to polygon   John Sobetzer Jun 15, 2006
Re: Line to polygon   Jessica O. Eselius Jun 15, 2006
Re: Line to polygon   Jessica O. Eselius Jun 15, 2006
Re: Line to polygon   Dan Patterson Jun 16, 2006
Re: Line to polygon   John Sobetzer Jun 16, 2006
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Subject Line to polygon 
Author Jessica O. Eselius 
Date Jun 15, 2006 
Message Can I convert a line .shp file to a polygon .shp file?

Thank you
Jessica Eselius
 
  Jessica O. Eselius
GIS Technician
Directorate of Public Works
Environmental Division
Fort Irwin, CA
Office 760-380-1283
Mobile 916-529-3145 
   
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Subject Re: Line to polygon 
Author Ray Carnes 
Date Jun 15, 2006 
Message You can do this in either ArcCatalog or ArcMap with ArcEditor or ArcInfo.

See the online help topic "Making new features with topology tools" for details:

http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.1/index.cfm?id=1593&pid=1578&topicname=Making%20new%20features%20with%20topology%20tools

For options, see the explanation in the sections "Creating a polygon feature class from lines" and "Constructing polygons from the geometry of other features".

For other options, search these forums using 'polyline to polygon'.

Ray Carnes,
ESRI Technical Marketing. 
   
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Subject Re: Line to polygon 
Author John Sobetzer 
Date Jun 15, 2006 
Message If you have the license follow Roy's links. If you have only Arcview you might try ET Geowizards. 
   
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Subject Re: Line to polygon 
Author Jessica O. Eselius 
Date Jun 15, 2006 
Message thank you john I will give that a go, I wish I had ArcEditor, it would make life a lot easier.

Jessica 
  Jessica O. Eselius
GIS Technician
Directorate of Public Works
Environmental Division
Fort Irwin, CA
Office 760-380-1283
Mobile 916-529-3145 
   
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Subject Re: Line to polygon 
Author Jessica O. Eselius 
Date Jun 15, 2006 
Message Okay, didn't work, got any other sugestions for an ArcView user?

Jessica 
  Jessica O. Eselius
GIS Technician
Directorate of Public Works
Environmental Division
Fort Irwin, CA
Office 760-380-1283
Mobile 916-529-3145 
   
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Subject Re: Line to polygon 
Author Dan Patterson 
Date Jun 16, 2006 
Message as indicated earlier, ET Geowizards at www.ian-ko.com however, if your polylines don't form closed-loop polygons, few tools will be of any use at all 
  Geomatics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada 
   
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Subject Re: Line to polygon 
Author John Sobetzer 
Date Jun 16, 2006 
Message To address Dan's point you should zoom in on the points where the lines close or would close if they formed polygons. You should also look for gaps somewhere along the line. It might help to set the edit task to Modify and to select each line, since the vertices and endpoints will then be made visible. Wherever you find gaps you need to extend the line endpoint to meet up with the line or line endpoint it is supposed to close on. Snapping can help a lot. You might also use the extend tool on the advanced editing toolbar if your license allows.