I have a large set of store locations in coordinates that are separated into physical territories (Atlanta south, Atlanta North, etc) that I would like to create a layer to represent. Ideally, the borders of the territories (shape, length, etc) will be defined by the existing stores within that territory. How would I go about creating this territory layer?
I would like to do this because I am receiving additional stores that need to be tagged to each territory, answering the question "Into which of the existing territories do these new stores fall?" (where the are 300 territories in the US so doing this manually would be a huge pain).
I envision after creating the territory layer that I would then run a spatial join to see which of the new coordinates/stores fall into my newly defined territories.
Please let me know if I can provide any additional detail and I greatly appreciate any help!
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