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Populate County name in another shapefile

Question asked by jay.kapalczynski on May 1, 2017
Latest reply on May 1, 2017 by Dan_Patterson

I am trying to think of how to populate the County name (County Polygon shapefile) in my Zip Code shapefile (polygon).

 

The challenge is that the Zip Code polygons sometimes cross 2 or three County Boundaries. 

 

I have a Zip code Poly and I want to populate a field (county) within the Zip Code shapefile with the County that it resides in.  If the Zip crosses two Counties then I guess I would have to Split the County?  Does that make sense?

 

Any thoughts?

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