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ArcGIS Pro 2.x Cookbook

By : Tripp Corbin GISP
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ArcGIS Pro 2.x Cookbook

By: Tripp Corbin GISP

Overview of this book

ArcGIS is Esri's catalog of GIS applications with powerful tools for visualizing, maintaining, and analyzing data. ArcGIS makes use of the modern ribbon interface and 64-bit processing to increase the speed and efficiency of using GIS. It allows users to create amazing maps in both 2D and 3D quickly and easily. If you want to gain a thorough understanding of the various data formats that can be used in ArcGIS Pro and shared via ArcGIS Online, then this book is for you. Beginning with a refresher on ArcGIS Pro and how to work with projects, this book will quickly take you through recipes about using various data formats supported by the tool. You will learn the limits of each format, such as Shapefiles, Geodatabase, and CAD files, and learn how to link tables from outside sources to existing GIS data to expand the amount of data that can be used in ArcGIS. You'll learn methods for editing 2D and 3D data using ArcGIS Pro and how topology can be used to ensure data integrity. Lastly the book will show you how data and maps can be shared via ArcGIS Online and used with web and mobile applications.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
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Joining features spatially

So in the previous recipes, you have seen how you can link external data to layers or other tables using a Join or a Relate. However, what if you want to transfer data from one layer to another but there is no key field to use to link the data. Maybe the two layers in question overlap one another, or are next to one another, or share some other spatial relationship, surely there should be some way to link or join the two layers together based on a spatial relationship.

You can join two layers together based on a spatial relationship. This is called a Spatial Join. A Spatial Join creates a new feature class which adds the attributes from the joined feature class to the target feature class based on a spatial relationship you define when you run the tool. It is not required that the target and joined feature classes be the same type. You can spatially join lines with polygons, or points with lines, or points with polygons, as well as those of the same feature type...