I have a polygon shapefile with 1800 records. I want to slim this down by merging together records with either:
a) duplicate/matching area sizes in the Area field
b) matching first 6 letters of a reference ID field.
So below, the 4 'Armes Court' shapes would combine into one and same with the 'Avon Court' shapes etc etc...
There are too many records to go manually merging them togther.
also, why can't i publish this question in a general 'GIS' location? When I click browse places, all the cateogories are really specific. I've had to choose python as perhaps the solution to my question is python...? who knows...