ArcMap 10.2 user, with Spatial Analyst only. No ArcServer or of sort.
I have abt 500+ polygon shapefiles, each containing 2 or more polygons. All of them has a NAME column and the rest of the columns may or may not be the same with each other, and may or may not has a AREA column.
My objective is to delete all the smaller polygons in each SHP, leaving only the largest one.
I know Definitive Query will not work on this as the largest/smaller polygon definition is rather relative. (Largest polygon in one SHP could be the smallest in another).
As I am hopeless with Python (still reading Dummies for Python), can anyone advise how do I go abt doing this in Python? Maybe I would need to create a AREA column for all SHP first with Python?
Another thing is the 500+ SHP is not the end, we are still adding to that folder on a weekly basis. So I would need something that we can run on with SHP consisting one or more polygons in the future.
Thanks for reading this.