How to attribute sections of a coastline to a county

Discussion created by jstruve66 on Oct 2, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2013 by jstruve66
Good morning,

I have a coastline on my map (Type Line) and a shapefile of Florida counties (Type Polygon). I need to know how much of the coastline belongs to each county. Some of the lines used to describe the coastline intersect 2 or more counties.

How do I get a file that attributes every section of the coastline correctly to its county ?

What I eventually want to have is a table that attributes sections of the coastline to counties, so that I can work out how much of the coastline each county is responsible for.

Thanks a lot for any suggestions.