Integrating the visible extent may create sliver polygons

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Using the Integrate command against the visible extent, where the cluster tolerance value used is larger than what the rest of the dataset has been integrated to, may create sliver polygons around the edge of the visible extent.


The Integrate command is used to create and manage the adjacency relationships (coincidence) between features within and between layers. This command can be run against the entire dataset or against the visible extent. Running it against the visible extent assumes that the rest of the dataset has been integrated using the same cluster tolerance.

Solution or Workaround

If slivers appear after integration:

  1. Undo the operation and investigate the tolerance being applied.
  2. Then, either integrate the entire dataset at the proper tolerance value, or integrate the current extent using a smaller tolerance.

Article ID:000003570

  • ArcMap 8 x

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