TypeConvert is the ArcGIS extension allows you to convert one type feature class to another type feature class. Typeconvert is free.
Also we recommend to use module KMLer as an extension for professional work with Google Earth.
To install the geoprocessing tools:
1. Open ArcCatalog and search folder of Typeconvert. By default it is
2. You see toolbox Typeconvert. Right click on toolbox and select "Add to Toolbox". The Typeconvert toolbox stored in Toolbox.
If you have problems by installation then see this page.
How to use
Install geoprocessing tools
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- Polygon <-> Polyline <-> Points
Convert one type feature class to another type feature class
- To ConvexHull and To envelope
class into convex hull or envelope. In this case new polygon feature
class containing only one feature (convex hull or envelope) will be
- To centroid
Command allows you to create a new
point feature class with all attributes from the center points
(centroids) of the features in the current layer. A centroid of a
feature is the spatial location of its envelope center. Additional
fields 'Z', 'Zmin' and 'Zmax' are created if feature class with MZ
geometries is converted.
- To segments
Command allow you to convert polyline
or polygon feature class to polyline feature class, consisting of lines
segments of an initial feature class.
- From graphics
Command allows you to convert
graphics elements of the active map into features. New created features
are stored in corresponding feature classes, according to their
geometry types. Names of new classes consists of a name, set by the
user and a suffix, indicating geometry type (e.g.
"classname_polyline"). Text associated with the graphics is stored into
'Text' field of the target feature class.
- Remove duplicates
Command allows you to remove
duplicate features from the current layer. All 'cleaned' features are
stored in output feature class. All 'removed' features are stored in
additional output feature class with "_duplicate" suffix. Two features
are compared by coordinates only without taking into account any
difference in attributes.
Command allows you to stratify
current layer, classified by categories or quantities, to set of layers
according the current legend. The layer must has symbology, based on
single field. Names, aliases of the new feature classes are based on a
attribute name, value of a class and a label of a class. All created
feature classes keep attributes of source feature class. Styles of
classes and categories are kept in new layers.
- Divide segments
Add points to long segments of current feature class.
- To *.bln
Command allows you to export feature class
with 2-dimentional geometry (polyline, polygon) to blanking file
(*.bln) for using this file in Golden Software Surfer.
- To Google Earth
Command exports feature class to KML-file for using this file in Google Earth. If you have Google Earth installed, all you need is just click on the *.kml file you have created for a superb visualization of the results in 3D.
Opens the window of the information on the current version of the program.
- You can project new feature class to data frame coordinate system.
- You can convert selected objects (features) only.
- You can convert all objects (features) in view extent.
- You can convert feature class into the same feature class.
- If a point feature class is converted, a new two special
fields("gsGroup","gsOrder") will be created. 'gsGroup' field contains a
'gsOrder' field contains an order number in group.
very important for polyline feature class creatation. You should
specify group number and object number in group for each
object(feature) in point feature class.
- TypeConvert works with current selected layer. If more than one layer is selected, it works with the first selected layer.
- TypeConvert works with multipart objects and MZ geometries.