Merging parcels in the parcel fabric

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

New parcels can be created from merging parcels in the parcel fabric. Adjacent parcels can be merged to create a single, bigger parcel, and disjoint parcels or parcels that are not adjacent can be merged to create multipart parcels.

When using the parcel fabric merge tool, you can choose to copy attribute values from one of the existing parcels being merged or specify a feature template for the new parcel being created.

Parcel merge dialog box

When merging adjacent parcels, the original lines of the parent parcels are still visible. You can set a definition query to turn off the historic lines, or you can set a historic line feature template on the Merge dialog box. To set a historic line feature template, you will need to have defined line types on your parcel lines that include a historic line type.

Displaying historic overlay lines
Displaying historic overlay lines

Historic overlay line for merged parcels
Historic overlay lines for merged parcels

To define a feature template for historic line types, go to the Table Of Contents window, display parcel lines by their line type, then choose symbols for your line types.

Symbolizing lines by line type
Symbolizing parcel lines by line type

Once you have displayed your parcel lines by their line type, you can then create feature templates for the symbolized parcel lines.

Creating feature templates based on parcel line symbology

    To merge parcels in the fabric, follow these steps:
  1. In an edit session in ArcMap, click the Select Parcel Features tool Select Parcel Features on the Parcel Editor menu, select the parcels that you want to merge, right-click, then click Merge.
  2. You can merge two or more adjacent parcels. If selected parcels are not adjacent, multipart parcels are created.
  3. On the Merge dialog box, type a parcel name in the Parcel name text box.
  4. If you leave the parcel name blank, a default parcel name of NewParcelxx is used.
  5. For the newly merged parcel, choose whether to copy attributes from one of the existing parcels or use a feature template.
  6. Click the Update overlay lines on parent parcels option to specify a line feature template for the historic lines of the original parcels.
  7. Click OK to create the new parcel.

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