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Find overlapping poygons in same layer

Question asked by kelin84 on Oct 7, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 7, 2019 by bixb0012

I I’m going in to circles here. I got multiple old layers, and I think they has been updated multiple times over the years.

The issue is that they have drawn some features on top of each other, so I can’t get my final area to match the actual area.

The layers consist of many different types, and I don’t want to dissolve, unless it’s on top of each other, since I want to be able to edit the feature attributes on a later point.

So by dissolving, I get my area, but not my necessary amount of features.

I can visually see my overlapping features with intersect, but that wont get me much further. I tried a lot of things, but haven’t succeed yet.

I was wondering if it would be possible to clip overlapping features in the same layer, then I could delete identical.


Use the subdivided layer to split the dissolved polygon.

It don’t seem that any of the above are possible.

So how would you proceed, if I don’t want any overlapping polygons and they are in the same layer?

I think I must be missing a simple way to do that – the only way I can think of now, is to split by attribute on all my layers, and then erase from top to bottom, and merge the layers back together, but that would be very time consuming.