XY Tolerance


NOTE: In ArcGIS 9.2, the term xy tolerance has been introduced. This term is synonymous with cluster tolerance. In certain contexts the term cluster tolerance has been replaced by the term XY Tolerance.

Specify the XY Tolerance that will be used for processing and set to the output geodataset.

Learn more about XY tolerance

Usage tips

Command line syntax

An overview of the command line window

XYTolerance <linear unit>


Parameters Explanation Datatype
<Linear unit> The minimum distance separating all feature coordinates (nodes and vertices), and the distance a coordinate can move in X or Y (or both).

You can set the value to be higher for data that has less coordinate accuracy and lower for datasets with extremely high accuracy.

The default XY tolerance is set to 0.001 meters or its equivalent in map units.
Linear Unit

Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters

Command line example

XYTolerance 0.02

Scripting syntax

An overview of scripting in geoprocessing

XYTolerance (Linear unit)


Parameters Explanation Datatype
Linear unit (Required) The minimum distance separating all feature coordinates (nodes and vertices) , and the distance a coordinate can move in X or Y (or both).

You can set the value to be higher for data that has less coordinate accuracy and lower for datasets with extremely high accuracy.

The default XY tolerance is set to 0.001 meters or its equivalent in map units.
Linear Unit

Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters

Script example

import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

gp.workspace = "h:/workspace"
gp.XYTolerance = "0.02"

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