I tried to find the answer to this question by searching, but I was not too successful. My issue is that I have a point file of around 400 Organizations that do not have a column of county names tied to them. I also have a polygon shapefile of all counties in the United States. I selected the counties that all had an organization located within them, and now I want to give each organization the name of the County that they are located in. How would I go about doing this? I attempted a Join but was unsuccessful; both attribute columns have the same name and data type.

  • can you post the what attributes do the files have so that it is clear how the data reference each other? – Shrestha Feb 21 '15 at 15:10

You should be able to do this using a spatial join, or the intersect tool. Spatial join will allow you to retain all features regardless of whether they intersect the second feature class, intersect will create a new feature class with only those features that intersect.

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