Adding a county to an existing shapefile

06-18-2014 08:47 AM
New Contributor
Very basic question as it's been years since I used ArcView. 

I need to add a county to an existing shapefile.  What is the easiest way to do so?
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Frequent Contributor
Use the Append Tool if you want to add it to the existing shapefile

If you want to make a new shapefile from the two, use the Merge Tool.
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Regular Contributor III
Is the county in a shapefile? If the files are in the same format, you could use Append, or copy/paste.
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Frequent Contributor
You can start an editing session and then add it through that.

If you have a different shapefile that has the county you want to add already, you can use the append or merge tool.

I hope this helps!
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