Free advanced tools ... Polygons to lines or segments

Blog Post created by Dan_Patterson Champion on Aug 8, 2019

 Free basic functionality.  


Once again, functionality that is normally restricted to the Standard or Advanced ArcGIS Pro license. 




 - Feature to Point 

 - Feature Extent to Poly Features

 - Free Tools : Frequency and Statistics

 - Free Tools : Convex Hulls


Help topics

 - Feature Envelope to Polygon

 - Frequency

 -  Convex hull in Minimum bounding geometry

 - Feature to Point

 - Polygons to line



The implementation here is a combination of a couple of things. 

  • conversion of Polygons to Polylines
  • poly* features to segments

It doesn't do the overlap thing... you will have to pay the big $$$ for that (for now).


Output examples

I tossed in a bounding container so you could see the points. 

  • Specify the input featureclass (polygon, polyline or multipoint),
  • the output featureclass,
  • select feature to point from the tool selection and






First... To the left.

Not too exciting, but it is there.


Second... To the right.







I have code that checks the validity of the file paths.  If you input or output paths contain spaces or other flotsam, then the tool will not produce any results.  Why?  Too many questions where file paths are the problem.  I won't 'enable' the current practice



You can copy the contents of the folder on my GitHub pages.  No fancy install, just create a folder, throw the stuff in, load the toolbox and give it a try.


Got any geometry related or analysis tools you need implemented? let me know