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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook by Daniela Cristiana Docan

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Creating a feature class

Features are representations of the real-word objects in a geodatabase. Features are grouped in classes based on their common components: shape (geometry) and attributes. Features from a feature class share the same spatial reference. A feature class stores simple features (for example, point, multipoint, line, and polygon) or non-simple features (for example, dimension and annotation). When a feature class is created, the user can add two optional geometry properties for features: z value (3D data) and m value (used for linear referencing). The feature class table contains some default attribute fields, which are managed by ArcGIS: OBJECTID and SHAPE. The OBJECTID field has the Object ID type property and stores the ...

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