Measure distance of "part" of a polygon

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08-08-2014 07:58 AM
EvanMacDonald1
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Hi all,

 

I'm wondering if it is possible to measure the length of one side/part of a polygon. What I have is a coastal property layer (a shapefile with many polygons combined, each with their own attribute information). I want to know the length of coastline for each property, and need to know the best way to go about this.

 

I have attached an image here showing the property layer. I need to know how to measure the distance of the southern boundary (which borders water) for each individual property. This is just a sample, there are about 15,000 properties in total.

 

Thank you!

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ZackK
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If you have the water polygon touching the edge of your parcel layer...  Use "Intersect" command, and set the output to line...  Then calculate the length of individual segments (I use XTools calculate geometry).  The resulting line layer will have the lengths of the individual boundary sections.  

If not, just create a water polygon and run the above...

I hope that helps.

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ZackK
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If you have the water polygon touching the edge of your parcel layer...  Use "Intersect" command, and set the output to line...  Then calculate the length of individual segments (I use XTools calculate geometry).  The resulting line layer will have the lengths of the individual boundary sections.  

If not, just create a water polygon and run the above...

I hope that helps.

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EvanMacDonald1
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Thank you Zack, that worked perfect. I just used the "Calculate Geometry" function in ArcGIS

Evan

ZackK
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Glad to be able to help, once in awhile:)

Cheers!

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