I have a series of polylines with a global width of 5m which I want to export to a polygon shapefile to represent in GIS. I realised if I create a shapefile of the polylines and then create a buffer of 2.5m on either side I can create my desired polygon. My question is how do I export this polygon to a shapefile. I have tried bulk copy but this just seems to revert the buffer back to a polyline shapefile . Any ideas
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if you created the buffer objects with command _MAPFDOBUFFERCREATE and so created a SDF-file you can either use bulk-copy to create a SHP (bulk copy is sometimes strange) or you can create a new drawing and use command _MAPIMPORT to import this buffer-sdf and the command _MAPEXPORT to create a SHP from that imported geometry/data.
If you have the buffered geometry created in another way, then let us know what type of geometry it is currently.
- alfred -
Do you want an outer line of the polygon 5m wide or a ring polygon 5 m wide? Line style will give the first, the afore mentioned the second.
If your polyline is closed it exports as a polygon. You can change it to a closed pline in the property palette.