How many states is including in a country

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10-20-2016 02:08 PM
WillyCarpio
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Hello everyone,

Actually i need to know how many polygons are inside to other bigger. Example how many states is including in a country.

I am new programming in ArcGis but I see that one way is add one method in Attribute Assistant (.Net)

If you know other way please I thank for any support.

Best regards

Willy Carpio

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
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Willy,

   If you are talking about ArcGIS Desktop then you can use the select by location option in the selection menu in ArcMap.

WillyCarpio
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Thanks for your response.

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DarrenWiens2
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There are several ways to figure this out - here's another:

1.) Make sure your country file has a field with country name or ID

2.) Spatial Join the countries to the states, based on HAVE_THEIR_CENTER_IN, although the relationship may depend on your data.

3.) Summary Statistics to COUNT the result from #2, case_field = country name or ID.

WillyCarpio
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Thanks for your response.

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