I have a land cover and a hydrologic soil group shapefiles which cover my watershed. They have different polygons. For example, a forest type land cover (one polygon in land cover shapefile) may correspond to three different soil types (three polygons in soil type shapefile). What make things worse is these three polygons are having other land cover types for the areas outside the boundary of the forest type land polygon, which I need to assign these areas to another land cover type. So I need to:
- create a new shapefile which is the combination of the two shapefiles I mentioned above. A bigger polygon in one shapefile will need to be split to smaller ones by the polygons in another file.
- I need to assign the soil type and land cover attributes to the new features in the new shapefile accordingly.