Clip layers to shape extent ArcGIS Pro

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07-02-2015 04:27 PM
GregStevenson
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Has anyone had experience clipping layers to the extent of a shape in ArcGIS Pro?

It works perfectly on Desktop but in Pro it will only clip to the extent of the layer, not the shape. This gives a square, rather than the shape I want.

Is there an option somwhere that I haven't found yet?

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DavidBarnes
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The equivalent of ArcMap's data frame Clip to Shape setting has not been implemented in ArcGIS Pro yet.

One thing you can do in ArcGIS Pro is create non-rectangular map frames on a layout. Select the map frame and then go to the Map Frame Tools ribbon, Design tab, Reshape section for a dropdown palette of shapes.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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To confirm, you have a shape selected prior to clipping, and it a graphic shape, feature class shape or shapefile shape...inside or outside of an edit session?

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GregStevenson
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Hi Dan. Shapefile shape, out of edit session. Dont have it selected. Am trying to get the basemap to clip to the shape of the feature. I can manage it in desktop, but can't in Pro. I would've thought it was possible in Map Properties but 'Clip layers to Extent' results in a box display rather than that of the shape.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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No ... extent is the rectangle, you are wanting clip to shape, which is different.

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GregStevenson
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Yes but it is the basemap that I want to limit the extent of. This option is listed as 'Clip to shape' in the clip options of the data frame properties in Desktop. I can't find this option in Pro. The closest I get is the rectangle.

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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Have you looked at Clip—Data Management toolbox | ArcGIS for Professionals

From this help page (bold for emphasis)....

You also have the ability to use the selected features within the display as the clipping extent. If a feature within the feature class is selected and Use Input Features for Clipping Geometry is checked (clipping_geometry is set to ClippingGeometry), then the output clips out the areas that are selected. If a feature within the feature class is selected but Use Input Features for Clipping Geometry is not checked (set to NONE in Python), then the output clips out the minimum bounding rectangle for that feature.

Note: I have not tested yet

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GregStevenson
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Hi Rebecca,

Something similiar, but not quite. Im trying to get the basemap to 'clip to shape' (in data frame tab of data frame properties of Desktop this is an option). I cannot however find the equivalent in Pro and geoprocessing tools can't be used on basemaps.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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so to clarify..you are trying to use a shape to clip  a basemap..because if it is the other way around it wont work since a basemap is probably not vector,...depending what the basemap is and where it came from...annimage might have helped i guess

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GregStevenson
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Yep. Trying to clip the basemap to the shape.

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GregStevenson
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It is this bottom option that I cannot find in ArcGIS Pro.

Screenshot is from Desktop 10.2