I am new to programming and scripting in general, so please bear with me. I have generated a list of the location of all the shapefiles for my workplace. The files are all placed in folders, no geodatabases are used. I am trying to create a tool which queries which of the shapefiles intersect another shapefile. I would like to use the list as one of the inputs for the intersect parameters. I want to:
- Calculate the area of the intersected features
- perform stats
- If area of intersect > 0, convert the original data to feature layer
- clip the feature layer and save as new fc in target location.
I would really appreciate some python script examples as to go about this task.
I am using arcGIS 10 with an arcView license.