I have ArcGIS Desktop with an ArcInfo Licence.
I have a shapefile with over 1000 features in it. For each of these features I wish to 'select by location' all data points that fall within the feature from a points layer. I then wish to export the selected data from the points layer as an individual shapefile. So this would result in 1 shapefile of selected points per 1 feature.
I know how to do this for shapefiles that contain 1 feature, but not as a batch. Does anyone know if this can be done using a series of toolboxes? or if not by using python? If so, where would be the best place to start with python programming?