Adding new points to existing shapefile

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03-02-2016 07:32 AM
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New Contributor II

I maintain a point file of approximately 12,000 locations which I originally geocoded to create the point file. Periodically a few hundred new locations are provided to be added. What is the most efficient way to add the new points and their attributes to my original file?

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

I like to use the simple data loader for something like that.

Simple Data Loader - YouTube

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Occasional Contributor II

Hi,

Go  through following which explains various ways to add data;

ArcGIS Desktop

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Append tool

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New Contributor III

Hi John,

I would suggest going with Darren's approach.

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New Contributor II

Thanks everyone. I am using the Append tool as suggested. It is so interesting the functionality that is available, but only discerned upon a thorough examination of the documentation.

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