Spatial Join (Analysis) Returns to ArcGIS
Spatial Join returns to ArcGIS 9.2, This function has been missing since ArcView 3.x, which is a much needed function in the GIS field.
This geoprocessing function is found in Analysis Tools>Overlay>Spatial Join
Please note this function is not Spatial Join by attributes as in previous versions of ArcGIS nor the Join on the tables.
This Spatial Join (Analysis) is by the features location.
"Creates a table join in which fields from one layer's attribute table are appended to another layer's attribute table based on the relative locations of the features in the two layers."
There is are three very powerful new functions also available in this example.
- Spatial Join (Analysis) is available in the Model Builder
- Spatial Join (Analysis) works with the new batch mode
- Iterations can be applied to the analysis if required.
Data is from the ESRI DVD World Data that was shipped with ArcGIS 9.2
The spatial join using one to many on intersect features
Using the Model Builder to create this process (yes there are new funky shapes in model builder)
Model of Spatial Join but with 3 Iterations using values in the search radius (10, 20, 30 kilometres are examples)
The batch can be created by right clicking the saved model and selecting batch.
More info on batch set ups here