GEOG 485:
GIS Programming and Software Development

Lesson 3 Practice Exercise D


This practice exercise requires applying both an attribute selection and a spatial selection. It is directly applicable to Project 3 in many ways. The data is the same that you used in exercises A and C.

The objective

Write a script that selects all the park and ride facilities in a given city and saves them out to a new feature class. You can test with the city of 'Federal Way'.


Start by making a feature layer from the CityBoundaries feature class that contains just the city in question. You'll then need to make a feature layer from the park and ride feature class and perform a spatial selection on it using the "CONTAINED_BY" operation. Then use the Copy Features tool as in the previous lesson to move the selected park and ride facilities into their own feature class.