converting polyline to polygon

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05-01-2014 04:26 PM
TaylorPhillips1
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HELP!

   I am doing a telemetry study on walleye in the new river and I currently have a polyline shapefile for the river I am working with. In order  for me to calculate home range using the fish tracker toolbox my river needs to be a polygon. I've tried feature to polygon and I haven't been able to get anything to show up. Any suggestions? Maybe do something in editor?


Taylor
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JakeSkinner
Esri Esteemed Contributor
Hi Taylor,

You can buffer the polyline using the Buffer geoprocessing tool.  This will output a polygon.
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JimCousins
MVP Regular Contributor
Another option is to start an edit session, and right click on the polyline feature, choose "Replace Sketch", and it will copy the polyline feature into your polygon layer.
Best Regards,
Jim
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AndrewChapkowski
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