Polygons to Points

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10-15-2021 07:32 AM
MichaelPickens
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Is their a way to take Polygons and make them into points where they have to stay within the boundaries.  When I do this for tracts they fall outside of the boundaries and if I go to spatially join them again then it misses those points.  

I have the worst time trying to relate anything using tractids so this would be very useful.  

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DataOfficer
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Use Feature To Pointhttps://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/tool-reference/data-management/feature-to-point.htm

Tick the Inside option to keep the point within the polygon (where a centroid would otherwise fall outside of the polygon).

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DataOfficer
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Use Feature To Pointhttps://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/tool-reference/data-management/feature-to-point.htm

Tick the Inside option to keep the point within the polygon (where a centroid would otherwise fall outside of the polygon).

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MichaelPickens
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That is awesome but how do I get the Latitude and Longitude for that point?

 

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curtvprice
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Try the Add Geometry Attributes tool. 

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MichaelPickens
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Ignore that I figured it out.  Add XY Coordinates was the answer.  

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curtvprice
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Only if your features are in geographic. The other tool has more options, including calculating other geometric properties and projecting to another coordinate system before recording the geometry (so you can get decimal degrees when the feature class is in UTM meters for example).

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