I have a shape file with UK districts and unitary authorities. In the past, using commuting patterns, I worked out a new geography which is close to travel to work areas. I now would like to create a new shape file where UK districts and Unitary authorities are merged to create my new map of travel to work areas. I know it is possible to merge features manually by clicking the "merge selected features" icon. Only it is taking me ages... Is there a way of programming this? Is there a way to write some syntax win order to merge features? That would help a lot, because I will be able to write the program and while I am running it doing something else. Also I would have the syntax saved somewhere.
Dr Chiara Rosazza Bondibene National Institute of Economic and Social Research