Merge Tool Feature
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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
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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
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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.

IDW Search Radius
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Buffer Tool in GIS

The buffer tool (planar/geodesic) generates a polygon around features at a set distance. Here are the differences between ring, geodesic & euclidean buffers.

Dissolve Tool Feature
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Dissolve Tool in GIS

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

Union Tool Feature
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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
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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.

Append Tool Feature
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Append Tool in GIS

The Append Tool adds data from one or more sources of data and puts it into an existing target dataset, without creating a new dataset.

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Erase Tool in GIS

The Erase Tool removes the area that is overlapping with the erasing features. Everything outside the erasing layer ends up in the output.