This seems so basic, but I'm not finding a solution.
I have; (1) a polygon shapefile containing multiple polygons, and (2) a versioned enterprise geodatabase (SQL server) polygon layer. The shapefile and geodatabase contain the same file structure.
I would like to import the shapefile polygons into the geodatabase AND remove (clip away) any overlap from the geodatabase layer.
The data layers consist of zoning polygons. The geodatabase layer is the existing county zoning layer, covering the entire county. The shapefile contains new zoning areas to import into the geodatabase layer. The new areas must remove any overlapping area from the geodatabase layer.
I can do this manually in an edit session, but only one polygon at a time. (a) copy area from shapefile, (b) paste into geodatabase layer, and (c) select "clip" (from the editor menu) clipping away overlap from geodatabase. When trying the same process with multiple polygon's, the clip option was not available.
Thanks in advance.
BTW: ArcGIS 10.3.1 Standard
Neither of these are appropriate either. The truncate does not work with versioned data and does not consider the "shape" of an area. Append does not "clip" out the area, but creates new areas from the overlaps.
Here's a visual example of what I'm trying to do:
I run into this also with my work for the City and have not come up with a great way to do this (but am still looking). Here's two workflows that may help:
EDIT - added more images.
Chris Donohue, GISP
Have not tried the first suggested process because it seems to work with non-overlapping areas. Our entire county is covered by zoning polygons.
The second process I'm very familiar with, however I've not used the "Transfer Geometry" option. This did not work either - or I was doing it wrong. I'll explain by using my example image, in another message: When zones "e" & "f" are transferred to zone "a", the entire shape of "a" is modified to match the shape and size of "e" or "f" instead of "clipping" away their shape from "a"
One can follow these steps (You can optimize the workflow by creating a model).
1. Exporting the shapefile to geodatabase (Let me call it "Feat2")
2. Remove the overlapping area of Feat1 using Feat2 using Erase (Analysis) tool.
3. Append Feat2 to Feat1.
I've looked at "erase", but it's only available with an "ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced" license. Plus, erase outputs to a new feature class, that is, it does not erase features from an existing layer.