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Geometry - mixed messages and inconsistent editing results

Question asked by geonetadmin on Oct 3, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2013 by BTLeslie
Original User: BTLeslie

I'm getting mixed messages from the way my geometry is being displayed - and different editing/analysis tools produce inconsistent results.
The attached image shows a single polygon displayed with 'Radiation Overlay' style from the ESRI library.  Notice how the hatching and the outer edge follow different paths.

Now, if I do an OUTSIDE_ONLY buffer I get the following result:
--the buffer follows the line of hatching

But if I do a FULL buffer then Clip out the centre it follows the outer edge of the original poly:
So I'm confused about which is correct and how my original poly is stored in the database.

It is not acceptable for me to have gaps or overlaps in my final geometry.