The Point In Polygon component takes latitude/longitude coordinates and identifies the geographic area (or "polygon") in which the point resides. It can also determine the distance to a line when used with a database of lines, and the distance to a point when used with a database of points.
Polygons can be defined to represent the specific spatial characteristics you are interested in. For instance, you may be interested in areas like flood plains, congressional districts, or sales territories. Additional examples include:
Point In Polygon is used with a Centrus database and is part of the Location Intelligence Module. For more information on this module, including a listing of other components included with it, see Location Intelligence Module.