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I have a list of polygons, each associated with the x/y coordinates of a point. These points may not intersect the polygons. How can I select the polygons that do contain the corresponding point? I only have a ArcView license.

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Is it possible that a point might be inside a polygon that it DOES NOT correspond to? – Taylor H. Feb 4 '13 at 20:10
Is there a field on both point and polygon feature classes that contains an identifier to link the two? If so, perhaps start by trying to add a Join in ArcMap. – PolyGeo Feb 4 '13 at 21:53

There are probably lots of ways to do this. Try a spatial join of points to polygons (keep only matching), then select by attributes only those polygons that match their joined points. Or could you have more than one point in a polygon?

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