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Using Geometry Objects

Question asked by jborgion Champion on Mar 6, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2018 by jborgion

I would like to use geometry objects (I think I do anyway) to get better performance in a workflow that checks if a point is within a given polygon.  The online help indicates:


In many geoprocessing workflows, you may need to run a specific operation using coordinate and geometry information but don't necessarily want to go through the process of creating a new (temporary) feature class, populating the feature class with cursors, using the feature class, then deleting the temporary feature class. Geometry objects can be used instead for both input and output to make geoprocessing easier. 


Currently I do exactly what the online help says I can avoid, but I'm having quite a time trying to understand what it is I need to do. Can anyone give me some clues as to how I might go about:


1. Creating point geometries from a point feature class

2. Create polygon geometries from a polygon feature class

3. See which polygon object a given point geometry is within