Hi I want to extract Value to points from the polygonshapefile because 'ExtractValuesToPoints' is only available to raster. Please help me in doing this. I am working on ArcGIS 10.Its very important for my research. Thanks
Ravi - if you don't have Spatial Analyst, then you could use the IDENTITY geoprocessing tool located in the Data Management toolbox -> Overlay toolset. Set your points as the INPUT features and your polygon as your IDENTITY features. Keep ALL join attributes of both input feature classes. The output is a new point feature class with the polygon attributes. Delete whatever attribute columns you wish.
Hi Ravi, You don't need a common field to join and relate to. A spatial join does it based upon spatial data inherently stored within the polygons and points.
Right click on the layer, i.e. The point file>Joins and Relates> Join...>Select 'Join data from another layer based upon spatial location' from the drop down menu in the dialog box. The choose the layer to spatial join to, I'm guessing the polygons, then choose between 'Falls inside' or 'Closest to it' based upon your own preference.
This will give you a new layer with the polygon attributes joined to the point data.