I have two polygon shapefiles,each with different data. One has US counties It's fields are long, Lat, area_meters, perimeter, state, and county name.

The other shapefile shows wilderness boundaries and has State. My goal is to figure out every county that these wilderness areas are in. Some do encompass two or more counties. I was thinking of doing a table join based on state but that does not seem to work. It puts each record in only one county.

When I display the counties shapefile and boundary shapefile they show nicely in ArcMap and I could do it manually but their are a lot.

Wanted to know if way to do it with ArcMap or FME?

Any thoughts?


1 Answer 1


Take a look at the Intersect (Analysis) tool. The results should be what you are looking for.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.