I have two shapefiles: one contains streets of a city and one contains blocks (i.e. polygons bounded by the streets). I would like to have the streets attributed with the IDs of the left and right polygons.
Is there a way to do that in ArcGIS?
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Quoted from the Identity tool on the Analysis toolbar:
"Checking or setting the Relationship parameter to KEEP_RELATIONSHIPS will write additional spatial relationships between the Input Features and the Identity Features to the output feature class. If the inputs are lines and the Identity Features are polygons, there will be two additional fields, LEFT_poly and RIGHT_poly."
I think you can get what you need with this tool. It needs an ArcInfo license.