Ii have two shape file, one is parcel data and the other is impervious surfaces within parcel. Parcel data has unique parcel id and if i want the same id to be in impervious surface file how can i do it?

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02-18-2015 07:58 AM
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I have two shape file, one is parcel data and the other is impervious surfaces within parcel. Parcel data has unique parcel id and if i want the same id to be in impervious surface file how can i do it?

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You could use a spatial joint. ArcGIS Desktop

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You could use a spatial joint. ArcGIS Desktop

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but how do i join if i don't have common id on both files.

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The Spatial Join works by joining information based on location, which is different than an attribute join (an attribute join is typically based on a common ID field).  So don't worry about not having a common ID.

Chris Donohue, GISP

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Quick thought - a couple of processes come to mind that would probably work:

1.  Do a "Spatial Join":

ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2)

2.  Alternatively, run an Identity (Geoprocessing tool):

ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2)

Chris Donohue, GISP

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This may help in seeing how it is done:

GIS Tutorial: How to perform a spatial join in ArcMap - YouTube

Chris Donohue, GISP

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Problem solved !! Thank you Chris and Tim. You guys are awesome.

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Be sure to mark Tim Witts' post as the correct solution.  Both so he gets credit for it (he beat me to it) and so others who search on this topic see that an answer was found.

Thanks,

Chris Donohue, GISP