chrishutsko

SWIS code help

Discussion created by chrishutsko on Jul 31, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 10, 2013 by rfairhur24
I work for a company that has a list of 35,000+ jobs over 30+ years that they would like to reference easily in a GIS database. They are sorted by the New York State SWIS Codes that can be found here: http://gis.ny.gov/coordinationprogram/workgroups/wg_1/related/spcodes/swis.htm

So for example, I would have: Job A, SWIS Index #, XXXXXX, XXXXXX in an excel file, import to ArcGIS, (IE: Job A, 3720, XXXXXX, XXXXXX = Job A is located in Putnam County, in the town of Carmel, with XXXXXX, XXXXXX GPS coordinates), and have all the jobs plotted on a map by SWIS code using the GPS coordinate assigned to it.

That part is easy. The issue I'm having though, is that I would say between 15-20% of our jobs are referenced wrong. So for instance, Job A might have the Carmel/Putnam County SWIS code (3720) but the GPS coordinates might put it somewhere in New York City (easy to locate, since I would have only Putnam County/Carmel viewable and the dot is way off the map) or vice versa, where a job has a New York City SWIS code but plotting in Carmel (very difficult to locate, since it would be a essentially a needle in a hay-stack with thousands of other jobs in Carmel).

Finding the ones that are outside of my selected city/town/village are easy. Finding the harder ones is tough. I can go through manually and do jobs by town/city using the SWIS index but considering I have a dozen+ counties to go through and well over 100+ cities/towns/villages, my boss doesn't find that very economical and doesn't want me to do that, and I agree. I'm not that expierenced enough yet with ArcGIS where I can import the coodinates and be able to search "3720" and have all the "error jobs" pop up, which is why I'm asking for help.

To sum up, I need to find these two errors:
1) Right SWIS code, wrong GPS coordinate
2) Wrong SWIS code, right GPS cooridinate
Easily, but just searching the SWIS code. However if that's not possible I am open to all other suggestions. My end solution is to find the two errors listed about [B]easily[B]

I am also using ArcGIS 9.2 Build 1234, with not many licenses/features to play with. So any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you

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