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I have got a shapefile consisting of a number of polygons, and another shapefile with a number of points.

I want to add a column in the points shapefile. For each point, I want the column to contain the name of the polygon that surrounds it.

In simple terms, I just want to find out to which polygon each points belongs to. Any tips?

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  • Hi, look up resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//… for Spatial Join. Or use Select by Location from the selection menu: select one polygon, then use select by location to select all the points that are within that selected polygon, then select the next polygon... I can only see two polygons so the selection method might be the easiest. – Michael Stimson Dec 18 '14 at 1:32