I have been trying to find a tool or script that will allow me to create a new point shapefile from an existing point shape file. I need to select the first 1% of rows from my shapefile. I can't use a set number of rows because the total count for each shapefile changes with each file. Is there any tool or script that exits to do this? I have been doing it manually but I have over 1000 files to work with and it has been taking me weeks each time I try to do this process.
I have them sorted as one of the processing steps. I am looking to extract the lowest 1% of values within my current point shapefile. I have been looking through tools for the last few weeks but I have been unable to find a tool that seems to be able to do it. I have over 1000 shapefiles that I need to extract and the none of them have the same count so it would have to be done manually.
That's where I am stuck at. I have the counts for each file and they are sorted ascending, but I have been unable to extract by a count. I might have to start looking into other programs that will handle shapefiles but can potentially do the extract.