Merge Tool Feature
GIS Analysis

Merge Tool in GIS

The Merge Tool combines data from multiple sources and puts them into a new data set with the same shape type (points, lines, or polygons).

Clip Tool Feature
GIS Analysis

Clip Tool in GIS

The clip tool cuts out an input layer to a defined feature boundary. Like a cookie-cutter, the output is a new clipped data output and subset.

Spatial Join
GIS Analysis

How Spatial Join Works in GIS

The spatial join tool inserts the columns from one feature table to another based on location or proximity. It can affix one or many fields to the target.

Zonal Statistics Feature
GIS Analysis

How To Use Zonal Statistics

Zonal Statistics uses groupings to calculate statistics (sum, mean, maximum, etc) for specified zones like countries, watersheds or parcels.

Dissolve Tool Feature
GIS Analysis

Dissolve Tool in GIS

The Dissolve Tool combines adjacent boundaries based on common attribute values – only if neighbor polygons have the same dissolving attribute.

Mosaic Tool Feature
GIS Analysis

How To Mosaic Raster Datasets

A mosaic combines multiple raster images to obtain a seamless raster. We show you how to mosaic raster datasets in ArcGIS and QGIS.

Union Tool Feature
GIS Analysis

Union Tool in GIS

The Union tool combines input data layers into a single composite layer, preserving the boundaries and attributes from all input features.

Intersect Tool Feature
GIS Analysis

Intersect Tool in GIS

The Intersect Tool in GIS performs a geometric overlap. All features and attributes that overlap will become part of the output feature class.