Translating Points in Relation to Polygon Deformation

Discussion created by bryantplatt on Jan 9, 2012
I need some guidance on how to perform a task in ArcGIS 9.3.  Is there any way to translate the location of point files based on deformation/translation of underlying polygons?

Say I have a shapefile depicting the location and shape of a polygon at time 1 and another shapefile depicting the location of points within that polygon at time 1.  I also have a shapefile containing the location and shape of the same polygon at time 2.  Is there a way to have ArcGIS calculate the location of the points within the polygon at time 2 based off the translated polygon?