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Spatial Joining 2 polygon layers based on centroids

Question asked by t.faull on Oct 19, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2016 by t.faull

Hello,

The spatial join tool in ArcMap is rather limited. It only looks for intersecting polygons or 'fall completely inside of' polygons:

 

I want to spatially join a polygon to another polygon based on whether the centroid falls within it. Is there another way to do this? Python script maybe?

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