Delete or remove a polgon from a shp file?

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Can I use GeoCommons to delete a specific polygons in a shp file with the end goal creating and exporting a new shp file? For example, I have a shp file with 50 US states but I want to create and export a new shp file with 10 specific SE states.
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Hi Joe,

Probably the easiest way to do what you want is to create a csv with the state names you want (exactly as they are in the shapefile) and then upload it and join it to your shapefile. You will end up with a dataset of just the polygons from you csv and then you can export as a shapefile.

Hope that helps, If not, let me know.