Python "attribute information tool for xy location"  HELP!  IM A BEGINNER!

Discussion created by christi_nelson on Sep 13, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 26, 2012 by mzcoyle
A co-worker of mine has a couple of web applications that need to call a Geoprocessing Tool.

The tool creation has been assigned to me - but I am a  novice Python programmer. The tool is supposed to act like the 'i' (identify) button on ArcGIS desktop, but instead of returning info about one feature class, it needs to return only one specific attriburte from many feature classes. 

Specifically, it should return city, county, basemap and other feature layer information for a given coordinate. She has requested such a function be created by using Python in ArcMap. The input values are: cooidinate_east, cooidinate_north. The output values are: city_name, county_nm, bmap_code.

Is this possible?  Suggestions?