I am using the Intersect tool in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 to identify all the intersections in a polyline shapefile. The tool generates a point shapefile, but when I inspect the data it does not preserve the ObjectIDs from the original polyline file.

How can I preserve the two line segment ObjectIDs that create the intersection?


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I have ArcGIS 10.2 installed. I just ran a test case using Intersect and it seems to preserve the line FID in the Point shapefile. The JoinAttributes parameter displays these options, NO_FID, ONLY_FID and ALL. Which option did you select?enter image description here

  • I just tried ONLY_FID but the program generated only one column of numbers, I was expecting 2 columns, 1st column FID of Road A, 2nd column FID of Road B
    – patrick
    Jan 6, 2014 at 14:34

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