I have a set of points that I need to cycle through and for each point, spatially select the polygon in which that particular point falls. I then need to compare a couple values in the point to the value of a field in the selected polygon.
Stepping through the points is easily accomplished with an arcpy.da.SearchCursor; I can make the spatial selection easily too. But how do I get the value of a particular field in the selected polygon? (It's my understanding that nesting another search cursor after Line 4 is bad practice.)
fields = ["StreetDir", "HouseDir"]
with arcpy.da.SearchCursor("points",fields) as cursor:
for row in cursor:
StreetDir and HouseDir have values of N,S, E or W.
The quads feature layer has a field called DirValues in the form of a tuple: ("S", "W") or ("S", "E") etc. I need to see if row and row are in the selected tuple.
Is there a way to tease values out with describe? Or is there some "get-selected-feature-field-value" method I haven't found with google?