Polygon numbering based on geographic location

Discussion created by scoggins on Nov 24, 2011
Hi folks

I'm trying to find a way to number polygons based on the geographic location of the polygon. So I want to start with the polygon positioned at north west and label it 1, then move east to the next polygon and label it 2 and so on. Then move south, and start the numbering at the west again.

I have attached a jpeg of a portion of the dataset I'm using. If anyone has any ideas of how to go about this it would be much appreciated.