Selecting features according to their location and similar attributes

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03-22-2016 03:07 PM
kateskp
New Contributor

Have you got an idea how I could select polygons from one layer according to their position, they need to touch each other, and according to their most similar value in the attribute table? I need to get a new layer or selection of these polygons to show off the continuity.

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BillFox
MVP Frequent Contributor

Hello Kate,

These options should get you headed in the right direction:

Using Select By Location—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

Using Select By Attributes—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

-Bill

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WesMiller
Regular Contributor III

Do you have some examples? I tried to do something similar to this a few years ago with owners owning adjacent parcels. The owner data would not support an accurate report because of the many various naming of owners and adjacent relatives owning properties. Examples would be John Brown who also owned an adjacent parcel listed as John A Brown and his cousin James Brown owned another adjacent parcel.

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BillFox
MVP Frequent Contributor

Hello Wes,

The dissolve tool on the property owner's address should work for your example.

Dissolve—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

-Bill

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WesMiller
Regular Contributor III

No, because John Brown and John A Brown are the same person, but seen as different by the dissolve tool.

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BillFox
MVP Frequent Contributor

Do they live at the same address?

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WesMiller
Regular Contributor III

Addresses are as inconsistent as the names

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BillFox
MVP Frequent Contributor

How about by utility billing address vs. site address?

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WesMiller
Regular Contributor III

The 2 were never linked. The parcel data is controlled by others. I don't want to high jack Kate's thread, which is why i asked if there was some examples.

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