I have green space polygons for London and also illegal pollution areas in polygons in ArcMap. How would I go about selecting only the green space polygons that have pollution areas in them (so the green spaces with no pollution in are not selected). I know this could be done by individually selecting by attributes but I have around 1,400 green spaces to consider so this would take a long time.

Does anyone know what tool/s I’d need to use to select just these green space polygons?

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    Welcome to GIS SE! We're a little different from other sites; this isn't a discussion forum but a Q&A site. Please check out our short tour to learn about our focussed Q&A format. Have you investigated Select By Location? – PolyGeo Apr 27 '19 at 1:15
  • Yeah I tried select by location but it just selects the areas of pollution inside the green spaces. It is the green spaces with the pollution that I want to select – Sian Apr 27 '19 at 10:40
  • Can you give us more sense of your data? Perhaps show part of the attribute table? – smiller Apr 28 '19 at 14:15
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    If you get the inverse of what you want from SelectByLocation, you should try reversing the operands. – Vince Apr 28 '19 at 14:32

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