Hi all. I have downloaded administrative boundaries from www.gadm.org. I managed to create a feature layer using[Select Attribute]. Then, I want to remove the small islands and keep only the mainland. The problem is, i have multipolygon in 1 shapefile, with different fields of same value, no matter where i click on the layer. Any idea how can i remove the small islands and keep the mainland?
Yes you can use eliminate or multi to single part but smaller polygons within a land mass with also be removed. You used to be able to do this quickly in ArcInfo with adjacency something like reselect smaller than 10sq.km and left or right side poly# equal to ocean or 0 in the case of gadm, syntax is not correct.
How one does this in the ''more sophisticated' ArcGIS I do not know. Anyone know?