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September 09 2008 | 0 comments
Categories: ArcGIS Methods

I use ArcMap 9.3 primarily for mapping various features. I take GPS data in the field and upload various shapefiles such as gas well pads, roads, gates, etc. I usually end up with a long list of individual shapefile such as well 1, well 2, well 3...Is there a way to combine individual shapefiles into a "folder" so the list is not so long?

Mapping Center Answer:

There are a couple of ways to approach this.

First is to create a table, e.g., an Excel spreadsheet, that contains all the coordinates for each kind of feature (wells, gates, etc.).  Then use the Add XY Data tool create the shapefiles for each kind of data.

Second, since it sounds like you have a bunch of feature classes, you can use either the Merge or Append tools to combine those that are alike.

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