I want to join a layer of elevation points (~47 million of them for this given county) to a layer of features (~1700) that I want to know the elevation of. Is there a way to speed this process up or just generally make it less awful? My machine has 8gb of ram and 3+ ghz of processing power and it got through less than 1/6 of the points in about an hour. Do I just need to brute force it and let it run for a day?
Thanks in advance,