So I have a point shapefile, with each point representing a bus stop. The shapefile contains a separate stop point for both sides of the road, which I want to consolidate into one point.
So first, I used Integrate to snap the points together so that the points representing the same bus stop are in the same geographic location. Integrate doesn't get rid of duplicate points though, so to do this I thought Dissolve would work - and it does - but I can't seem to figure out how to use Dissolve while retaining the shapefile's attributes.
From what I understand this should be achievable by adding the fields you want to keep in the "Statistics Fields" box. So I did this with the Stop ID, and for statistic I chose "FIRST" - from what I understand this should retain the first field value in each pair. I also tried "MIN" since the stop ID is a numeric value. Both times, the points dissolve just fine, but in the attribute table the Stop ID field contains the same value for every point.
Unfortunately there is no field in the data that marks whether points represent the same stop, so I can't Dissolve by a certain field to achieve the desired outcome.
So how can I make it so that it properly retains this field when I use Dissolve?