I have a .shp containing 31polygons with a date attribute identified by 28 unique (4 digit, string) numbers. Three of the numbers have two polygons, I would like to select the younger of the two and delete the older. Any suggestions?
I have used the collections.Counter to identify the duplicated numbers. I understand search and update cursors and am thinking I can use one to find the FID, but am not sure how to build a query that says if the numbers are duplicated choose the largest (newer) date.