I am trying to align two vector shapefiles (both vector shapefiles are represented by 100m by 100m cells).
In case I want to align all the cells of the two shapefiles, the output will look like:
I used the "align features"-tool on Arcgis Pro. I used different search distances (e.g. 10, 100, 500, 1000m) but each one yields similar (wrong) results as the output above.
Align Features is used for removing gaps between polyline or polygon features. It sounds like you want to Transform features instead
I tried to apply the Transform Features-method. Your suggestion works quite good on a small scale:
However, given the magnitude of the data (there are 22551 green/yellow cells and 6866 pink cells) and the different shapes of the pink cells, I question the effectiveness of the Transform Features-method.
More zoomed out:
yeah it seems the data is skewed in a few different directions. if I had this task, I would ask myself what is more important, lining up the two layers or perhaps using a linking attribute and creating a new layer from a subset of the "good" data
Yeah, I suppose you can't have the best of both worlds in this case. Lining up the two layers seems suitable. I am thinking about creating a centroid point for each pink cell, thereafter intersecting that point with the corresponding green/yellow cell so that values can be assigned to the green/yellow cells.