shrug-l: Subtracting Shapefiles

Sykes, John John.Sykes at
Fri Dec 2 15:00:22 EST 2005


It has to be Friday or I would have figured this out by now by myself!

I have one shapefile that is completely contained within a second shapefile.

I want to subtract the first shapefile from the second, creating a third
shapefile that is the outer shapefile minus the contained shapefile (e.g.,
the outer shapefile with a hole in it the size of the contained shapefile).


I tried the Cartographic Mask tool and using buffers, neither worked right.

-- John

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