I am working on a project to identify a route of polygons through various towns. One of the requirements is that the Polygons have to identify going from start to finish left to right where the the first polygon is 0 and the final polygon is Xn. I was going to use the near tool and carve up the polygons and identify them based on a feature, label them, and merge them back together.
I was hoping that someone might have a better solution. I am not opposed to using python, I would actually prefer it due to the shear number of polygons.