I'm new of the use of arcGIS. I have xy data that descibe a polygon. But when I use the tool "point to line" I lost all attributes. There is a way to create a polygon with attributes. I try to explain with an example

Example x (25 125 55 36), y (25 336 12 12), turtle: 3

x and y are the cordinates that describe a sea portion sea. Inside this part there were three sightings of turtles. How can I create a polygon that with the number of sightings in other to create a map of density?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.

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    Can you please provide exact format of the input point data? What represent numbers in parenthesis? How is your data stored? – Alex Tereshenkov Nov 23 '14 at 13:58
  • I agree with @AlexTereshenkov - that is not an XY format that I recognize - I think you need to edit your question (there is an edit button beneath it) to explain it before we will be able to try and answer your question. – PolyGeo Nov 23 '14 at 21:49
  • Please indicate if you intend to do this in python or ArcObjects... it is probably not be possible in model builder or any existing tool. – Michael Stimson Nov 23 '14 at 21:49