Spatial The Locations Of Spatial And Then Creates New Feature Classes

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Spatial joins use the locations of spatial attributes and then creates new feature classes. This process works similar to an attribute join but it uses separate methods to base location off of a features proximity. Spatial joins can be preformed by joining any combination of points, lines, and polygons. Distance joins use criterion to link one feature and its attributes to another based on whether one feature is closest to another. The coordinate system must be the same for both spatial features needing to be joined. Once a distance join is made, a new distance field is added to the table which contains the attributes that are closest to each other. This distance join used features closest in proximity to created a new field with new attributes but also kept the originial attributes from source layers. Distance joins can be created by either simple or summarized joins based on cardinality. Cardinality is important in creating a new feature class because it only needs one attribute to pair with. Simple joins contain a one-to-one attribute join or a many-to-one. A simple-distance ...

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