Greetings, I'm new to ArcGis and this community. Hope this isn't a dumb question. In a python script I'm loading a polygon shapefile and creating a buffer around each polygon, writing this to a new file. This all works great. But the size of the buffer needs to depend on the ground elevation of the polygon.
So here is my question: What approach should I take to get the elevation of a polygon?
I've tried the SummarizeElevation tool, but only works on 1000 polys at a time, and it's slow. The AddSurfaceInformation_3d is just throwing a 999999 error for me (and yes I tried repair).
Also note, the elevation doesn't need to be super accurate. Sampling the first point on the polygon would be sufficient.