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In arcMap, I have a list of locations with lat/long. From a previous post, I learned about the Spatial Join tool to determine the amount of joins that I have. I tried to use the tool with my states layer and it worked perfectly. However, when I tried to do it on the county layer, it is always giving me with 0 joins. What is the cause of this? The county layer that I am using is from http://www.gadm.org/. The one that I used for the states came from arcgis online. There was one for the countries, but it would give me an error when trying to do a spatial join on the data.

  • What projection(s) are the data in? – Erica Jul 1 '14 at 15:32
  • The coordinates are in GCS_WGS_1984 and the county layer is in GCS_WGS_1984 – TheBlueMan Jul 1 '14 at 15:39
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    what happens when you load the county layer and the coordinates in a fresh new mxd, do they overlay (just these two layers in a new arcmap session) – If you do not know- just GIS Jul 1 '14 at 15:42
  • My points overlay on the county layer. – TheBlueMan Jul 1 '14 at 15:46
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    Not sure why you got down-voted it seem harsh. I up-voted it back to zero. Do not let that stop you from using the stack. – If you do not know- just GIS Jul 1 '14 at 16:03
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what happens when you load the county layer and the coordinates in a fresh new mxd, do they overlay (just these two layers in a new arcmap session)?

Ok so this worked. Likely a different projection in the TOC / Map or a selection issue..

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