# How to select only 1 point that has the longest distance to the edges

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04-25-2017 04:35 AM
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I have 1 point layer and a fishnet. For every grid cell, I'd like to pick only 1 point that is furthest to all the edges of that grid cell. How can I do with ArcGIS 10.3.1? Thanks!

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

hmmm...

• produce the centroid of the fishnet so that each cell is represented by a point.
• perform a Near analysis and find the point that is closest to it
• that will be the point that is furthest from each cell's edge, since the centroid is the point furthest from the cell
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MVP Esteemed Contributor

hmmm...

• produce the centroid of the fishnet so that each cell is represented by a point.
• perform a Near analysis and find the point that is closest to it
• that will be the point that is furthest from each cell's edge, since the centroid is the point furthest from the cell
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New Contributor III

That's very clever! Thanks Dan!