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  1. [database structures] Appending the fields of one table to those of another through an attribute or field common to both tables. A join is usually used to attach more attributes to the attribute table of a geographic layer.
  2. [analysis/geoprocessing] Connecting two or more features from different sets of data so that they become a single feature. Media\joining.gif
  3. [ESRI software] In Survey Analyst - Cadastral Editor, the process of connecting the points from an unjoined parcel to their corresponding points in the cadastral fabric.

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