ArcGIS: How to Clip Data to Study Area in ArcGIS


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Clipping data to a study area

Often you'll have access to a large master data set for your geographic region when the particular area that you're interested in is just a small portion of that region. When you have a small study area, or are focusing on just a specific portion of a region, it's not really practical to bring in all of that extra data that lies outside of your area of interest. That's where the Clipping tool comes in. By making a copy of only the data that falls within the study area and get rid of all the stuff that's outside, you can dramatically increase the efficiency of your map documents and make them render much more quickly.

So let's suppose that we're performing some analysis on the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle. I'm going to go up and use a bookmark created for Queen Anne neighborhoods to zoom into the right area. I'm also going to go ahead and turn off the building polygons and the highway lines so we can see which neighborhoods we're talking about. Now, the firs...

Clipping data to a study area
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Clipping data to a study area provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Adam Wilbert as part of the Up and Running with ArcGIS

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Business Developer IT
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