I wish to label overlapping polygons so that I can manually locate each overlap then review the attributes of each overlapping polygon and decide which suite of attributes to maintain before dissolving the polygons to ensure a dataset free of overlap. I know the manual review is time consuming but I cannot see another way of doing this if you don't know which attributes should be maintained before looking at the overlapping polygons.
I wish to be able to calculate the relational area of specific attributes within the dataset without biasing the analysis due to overlap. Ideally I would like a way to add a field that added a code (e.g. number) that would link each polygon with other polygons that it either entirely or partially overlaps with. Then I can determine which of these polygon's attributes to retain.
I have very large datasets with numerous different attributes. I use Arc10 with win7 64 bit processor and ArcInfo licence. Any ideas and help is greatly appreciated. Thanks