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Spatial Process Tool

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Last modified: May 11, 2020

Use the Spatial Process tool to perform high-level spatial object editing from a simple, single tool. You can combine multiple objects or cut the spatial objects of the input table.

For information about what types of objects can be processed and their corresponding results, refer to Spatial Process Results.

Configure the Tool

The input file must have 2 different spatial object fields associated with each data record. Each action results in the creation of a third spatial polygon object.

  1. Select the 1st Spatial Field and the 2nd Spatial Field.
  2. Select the Action to perform.
    • Combine Objects: Creates a third object by combining both spatial field objects into one object.
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    • Cut 1st from 2nd: Creates a third object by removing the first object where the second object overlaps the first. The first object is only cut when it shares the same record as the second object.
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    • Cut 2nd from First: Creates a third object by removing the second object where the first object overlaps the second. The second object is only cut when it shares the same record as the first object.
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    • Create Intersection Object: Creates a third object made up of the area where the first and second objects occupy the same area.  
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    • Create Inverse Intersection Object: Creates a third object made up of the entire area that the first and second objects occupy, dropping the area where they intersect.  
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  3. Don't Output Empty Objects: Check this box so that empty objects are not included in the output.
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