Frequently asked question

Why does the parcel misclose information differ between the selected and open versions of the parcel?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The difference between the starting and closing coordinates of the parcel is referred to as the parcel misclose, which is a measure of the accuracy of the parcel dimensions. In some instances, the misclose properties (MiscloseRatio, MiscloseDistance, MiscloseBearing) differ between the selected parcel and the open version of the parcel.

This is because:

  • The selected parcel is based on the join/fit of the parcel in the rest of the parcel fabric, which is the misclose of the geometry. The misclose information is then stored in the attribute table because it is a part of the parcel layer.
  • The open version of the parcel is based on the calculated misclose value, which is based on the COGO attributes of only that parcel, and none of the other parcels around it.

The images below show the difference in the misclose information of the same parcel fabric when selected versus when the parcel is opened:

The difference in the MiscloseBearing property of the selected and open parcels.

Article ID:000015775

  • ArcMap

Get help from ArcGIS experts

Contact technical support

Download the Esri Support App

Go to download options

Related Information

Discover more on this topic