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Copy Parcel PINs to Building Footprint Table en masse?

03-17-2016 11:18 AM
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I'm working with real estate data/parcels and building footprint feature classes. Each parcel has it's own PIN. The footprint layer is empty of attribute data. I want to be able to copy the PINs over to a building footprint layer without having to do one at a time.

There are a few other Fields that need populated and those I can copy easily enough a bunch at a time by selecting a large area in Editor (see image here). But the PINs cannot be copied this way because they are unique.

Is there a way to do this?



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Have you looked at the overlay toolset so you can fine-tune exactly what you want.  The explanations and visuals are good.  An overview of the Overlay toolset—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

For example, a spatial join might be what you need, the type and direction is important in the results.

If you had a corresponding key field in each layer, you could do a simple attribute join, but I suspect you don't.

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