I am fairly new to using ArcGIS Desktop.
I am working with two different types of data. The first is a large shapefile that contains small polygons that distinguish different types of vegetation. The second shapefile contains randomized points with coordinates attached and one or two other attributes like "Y" or "N". I'm trying to create some type of attribute table that will add the attributes of the polygon layer to the points that fall within the specific vegetation types. In practical terms, I want to know what veg type the points are sitting in.
I feel like this should be straight forward but I'm having a hard time getting joins and relates to work and I'm wondering if there is another option.