Working with ArcGIS 10.2...
I'm looking at geological data and have 4 separate polygon shapefiles. They all fall ontop of one another like a stack.
I need to create a single dataset from the four separate shapefiles that only has the visual geology from the display order. I do not need to include information of additional overlapping features that fall underneath a feature.
I've tried to merge, union, append, update. But I don't think it happening in the correct order.