I have a shapefile with parcel data, and I am trying to create a query that will render a list or something similar that will list adjacent parcels to a specific parcel.

I want to be able to select the my parcel and the query to result with all the adjacent property owners.

I am using ArcGIS 10.1

  • Can you make another edit to make it clear whether you are just talking about a polygon shapefile or an actual parcel fabric, please?
    – PolyGeo
    Jun 30, 2014 at 12:09
  • An alternative approach may be to use Polygon Neighbors to update a field on each parcel with a list of identifiers representing its neighbours - gis.stackexchange.com/questions/80363/…
    – PolyGeo
    Jun 30, 2014 at 21:55

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The simple way would be to use Select Layer by Attribute to select the focused parcel, then use Select Layer By Location using "share a line segment with the source layer feature" as the spatial selection method, see caption below:

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This method may then be incorporated into a Model or saved and wrapped around a python script to generate a table export or custom report.

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    You may want to look through the options under the Spatial selection method for target layer features(s) for other options you want to try out. For example...If you are trying to select nearby parcels that may be across a street, they won't share a line segment so you may need to look at other options like a small distance calculation.
    – Branco
    Jun 30, 2014 at 12:32

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