automated polygon movement?

Discussion created by pucklermuskau on Sep 18, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 5, 2012 by mdenil

I am trying to write a script that takes a single polygon shapefile ( a facility footprint), a grid of planning units, and a landcover shapefile, and, for each planning unit gridcell, shifts the geographic location of the footprint shapefile, and uses the newly located footprint to erase the underlying landcover. What's the best way to iterate through the cells, and aligns the footprint shapefile with the center of the gridcell? Thanks...