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How to count number of adjacent polys in a second layer

Question asked by on Oct 10, 2020
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I am working on a project to prioritize open space (OS) for protection. One of the criteria we are using is the number of adjacent protected parcels to an unprotected one - the more adjacent parcels of  already protected open space the better the connectivity.  


I have two layers - one of protected OS and one of unprotected OS. I am trying to count the number of adjacent polys of protected OS to each parcel of unprotected OS. I can identify the adjacent protected OS parcels using  "search within distance" of 75' to allow for cross stream and road adjacencies.  However I cannot find a way to count the number of protected OS parcels that fall within the 75'.


Anyone have any suggestions?


Thx in advance for any help.


ps. running ArcGIS Pro 2.6.1.