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How to find the maximum rectangle contained within a polygon

Question asked by paul.haakma on Aug 25, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 5, 2018 by Dan_Patterson

Hi.

 

There is are arcmap tools that can return a bounding box/rectangle/envelope etc for a given feature (e.g. set of points, line or polygon). I am trying to find a similar tool that will return the maximum rectangle that can be created that is *contained within* the features.

 

Here is a link to the Arcmap/Pro tool:


Minimum Bounding Geometry—Data Management toolbox | ArcGIS for Desktop 

 

Here is a link to someone else's StackExchange question that explains fairly well with diagrams what I am trying to achieve:

 

geometry - How to find the maximum-area-rectangle inside a convex polygon? - Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchan… 

 

Would be interested to know if anyone has already solved this using existing Arcmap tools without delving into complicated scripts...?

 

Cheers

-Paul

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