Note This command applies only to geospatial features, and not to drawing objects.

Use this command to create a new polygon feature on a layer that contains polygon feature data.

The MAPPOLYGONCREATE command is based on the PLINE command. For more information about the prompts, see PLINE.

To create a new Polygon or MultiPolygon feature

Respond to the prompts.

Specify start point:

Specify a starting point for the polygon.

Specify next point or [Arc/Length/Undo]:

Specify the next point or enter an option.

Next Point

Draws a line segment. The previous prompt is repeated.


Adds arc segments to the polygon.

Specify endpoint of arc or [Angle/CEnter/Direction/Line/Radius/Second pt/Undo]:

Specify the endpoint of the arc or enter an option. If you have already created one arc, you have the option to close the polygon. For more information about the prompts, see PLINE.


Draws a line segment of a specified length at the same angle as the previous segment. If the previous segment is an arc, the new line segment is drawn tangent to that arc segment.

Specify length of line:

Specify a distance.


Removes the most recent segment added to the polygon.


Creates a polygon inside a polygon. This is considered a hole. Additional rings are islands. Repeats the MAPPOLYGONCREATE command.


Ends the MAPPOLYGONCREATE command.