Break contours into segments

Discussion created by on Jun 13, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2011 by csny490

I am working on 50cm interval contours derived from a DEM.

Some of the contours are very long segments, and I want to either 1) select a segment of a contour line and create a layer from that selection or 2) Split the contour into different segments - each with different properties attributed to them.

I am working on a contour map of an archaeological site with dozens of large mounds. I want to identify the base contours of these mounds; however, some of the base contours are at the same elevation as a larger natural platform. I want to select the segment that is part of the archaeological mound so I can code it as such in its attributes.