combine shapes and combine attributes


My firm routinely develops hydrology calculations for linear highway projects. Our general process is to manually delineate land uses from survey/aerial, then pull in soils shapefiles and refill those previous shapes to differentiate difference hydrology soil groups (HSG). We then tag those shapes with the "Land use" , "POI" and HSG. The process after pulling the tags, is streamlined in excel.

This requires someone to check that everything was input correctly.

Is there a way, like in arcGIS, to combine multiple shapes (Land use, HSG, POI) and pull there applicable attributes? This is pretty easy to accomplish in ArcGIS but we have 2 licenses...


Dylan Shannon