Converts polygons that intersect one layer into the features that are part of another layer.
With this function, you can convert overlapping polygons to features from a secondary feature class. The secondary features are compared to the primary features to determine where they are merged with the primary features. The secondary features that share the largest common boundary with the primary features are merged.
The feature layer that is going to be compared to the secondary feature classes.
The feature layers that will be compared to the primary feature class. Features that intersect the primary features are converted to it.
This sample converts industrial features to building features when the two intersect.
import arcpy import arcpyproduction from arcpyproduction import generalization # set environment arcpy.env.workspace="c:/Data/Austin.gdb" # Check out Production Mapping license arcpy.CheckOutExtension("Foundation") # Define variables inFeatures="TopographicMap/IndustrialA" inFeatLayer="industrial" inIntersecting="TopographicMap/BuildingA" # Create feature layers inFeatLayer=arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(inFeatures,"industrial") # Execute the ConvertIntersectingPolygons function generalization.ConvertIntersectingPolygons(inFeatLayer,[inIntersecting])