How to find gaps in polylines?

11-01-2018 12:39 PM
New Contributor II

Hi guys,

I have a feature class with polylines from all coasts of the world. That means for example an island is one polyline or each continent is one. So I just realized that in these polylines have gaps, just a few, but they are there. So no comes my question to you guys: How can I find out where the gaps are located? Otherwise I have to check the whole world...

Thanks a lot in advance.



I'm using ArcGIS 10.5.1

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Fabian,

You can create a geodatabase topology to check for these gaps:

Topology basics—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

Creating a topology—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

The rule you could use is Must Not Have Dangles:

Geodatabase topology rules and topology error fixes—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

New Contributor II

Thanks man for the fast answer. I will try it out and I let you know if it works. thx

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New Contributor II

It worked very well. Thanks again, Jake.