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I'm trying to set variable shape polygons to a hexagon grid. I want to do something like a spatial join, but without merging data as in "One_to_one", and only having one polygon fill one hexagon unlike "One_to_many"

Here is a subset:

Variable shape to hexagon

I was thinking that I can calculate centroid of the polygons and match them to the closest hexagon, but I don't know how to just match one polygon to one hexagon.

In the end it should look something like this:

Hexagons matched to polygons

  • I'm kind of looking for feature mapping with a 1:1 match, but that only works on line features not polygons. desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/tools/editing-toolbox/… – YAtreyu May 14 '16 at 21:42
  • how many polygons are there? – Midavalo May 14 '16 at 23:08
  • 1409 polygons and a matching number of hexagons – YAtreyu May 15 '16 at 3:43
  • I'm still having no luck, converted the polygons to points so I could make a "point distance" table and then export to Access2013 to do a Query for the smallest distances and get a list, but it looks like I will just want to do 100 iterations of "near" and manually remove polygons each round as they match. – YAtreyu May 15 '16 at 18:35

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