The Selection Toolbox

The Selection Toolbox provides tools for selecting and identifying various features on your map. (For more information, see Identifying Attributes of Features.) Choose the tool from the list of options below that will allow you to select your map objects in the easiest or most accurate way.

Figure 1. The Selection Toolbox

Select by PointSelect by PolylineSelect by PolygonSelect by RectangleSelect by OvalSelect by CircleShow Selection Summary

There are a number of Select Feature tools that provide you with different ways of creating collections of map objects, or ‘selection sets.’ Once you have selected features using one of these tools, you can see attribute reports and perform functions using the Selection Results screen.

Select by Point
Select single features with this tool by clicking on the map in a particular location.
Select by Polyline
Use this selection tool to select linear features on your map. Click on the map to start your polyline. Click again wherever you want to add a node and change the direction of the line. Double click to add the final node and complete the line.
Select by Polygon
 A polygon is drawn like a polyline. Click on the map to mark the start/end point of your polygon, click again anywhere you want to add a node, and double click the last node to finish.
Select by Rectangle
Click and hold the mouse button to mark the upper left corner of your rectangle. Drag the mouse to size your rectangle and release when done.
Select by Oval
Click the mouse on the map to start your oval and move the mouse to resize. Click again to complete your shape.
Select byCircle
Click the mouse to mark the center of your circle. Move the mouse to resize your shape and click again to finish.
Show Selection Summary
The Show tool displays a summary of all the selected features in the Selection Results screen.
The Hyperlink tool offers the ability to associate a layer’s spatial data with links to external data, such as web pages and documents. Once the tool is selected, click on a point on the map to search for existing feature links. The Feature Hyperlinks window will display the list of available feature links for the layer that you queried. Links are listed separately by Jurisdiction and Parcel.
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