I'm working, with ArcGIS 10.2, ona whole lot of petroleum licencing data that chops and changes, in active areas, on a relatively frequent period. i collect the geometry data month by month (saving the copy as a feature class) and then copy the new geometry outs as new features to a feature class that represents the accumulation of geometries over time.
The product, described below, is designed to answer: When has this licence's geometry changed? This is important as companies change their licences for a reason either through business deals, partnerships or failed ventures etc...
I have created a product that will show 90-captures of a geometry due to the time period data has been gathered for. However, due to the nature of the licencing data a lot of licence areas remain unchanged for long periods of time thus making working with the data a bit cumbersome.
For now it is manageable for me to use definition queries to sample a single licence and with the time slider play the history stopping when the geometry changes, making a note of this for later for further analysis (i.e. presenting the time stamps for change as well as a map of the geometry change)
So, after setting the scene the question is: Is there a way, using Python, to print the date (an attribute field) of a licence for when its geometry changes?
Is it possible to select a feature in a time-enabled layer and detect when its geometry changes?