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 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..