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Subtracting a feature

Question asked by sharonsanitary on Jul 27, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2012 by dlee-esristaff
I am attempting to determine what streets in my city are poorly lit. To achieve this, I have a polygon shape file of all of the city's streets. In addition, I have run a 75 foot buffer around all of the streetlights in the city. While intersect is a great tool to see which streets are well lit (intersect the buffer and the streets), I want the opposite - the streets that are NOT contained within the buffer. Is there a simplistic way to do this? I could probably use union but I do not want to delete 1000+ polygons by hand.

FYI - I have ArcInfo 10.1

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