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Speeding up a large spatial join

Question asked by Carusot42 on Aug 12, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2014 by xander_bakker

Hi folks.


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,