GEOG 485:
GIS Programming and Software Development

Lesson 3 Practice Exercise C


This practice exercise uses the same starting data as Lesson 3 Practice Exercise A. It is designed to give you practice with extracting data based on an attribute query.

The objective

Select all park and ride facilities with a capacity of more than 500 parking spaces and put them into their own feature class. The capacity of each park and ride is stored in the "Approx_Par" field.


Use the MakeFeatureLayer tool to perform the selection. You will set up a SQL expression and pass it in as the third parameter for this tool.

Once you make the selection, use the Copy Features tool to create the new feature class. You can pass a feature layer directly into the Copy Features tool and it will make a new feature class from all features in the selection.

Remember to delete your feature layers when you are done.