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Finding close proximity records with same attribute

Question asked by sindel4 on Aug 30, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 30, 2018 by Dan_Patterson

I have two point features.  One contains records from my organization, another contains records from another organization.  We're both tracking the same info - plant populations.  Our data is in points and their data is in polygons, but I also created a centroid feature class.  I want to match each of our records (points) to the nearest polygon or centroid point record of their data with the same attribute (same species name) to find which records in their set match with each of ours (many of our points matching to one of their polygons), to find the leftover populations of theirs that we aren't tracking and possibly vice versa, and discover which of our records are so far away from one of theirs that there may be some sort of error (species misidentification?)


Any thoughts,


I may be able to do this iteratively in Python and would welcome that sort of solution, but would prefer a GUI solution.