randomly select polygons and stepwise omit overlapping polygons

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04-22-2014 01:19 AM
EmilLarsson
New Contributor
hi there,

I have ~300 buffer polygons (see attached) and want to randomly select ~50 of them. when one polygon is selected, I want to omit all other polygons that overlap that selected polygon from the next step of selection.


I want to do this stepwise for all 50 polygons I select. in the end, none of my 50 selected polygons will overlap.

any ideas?

thanks!

emil
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AmyKlug
Regular Contributor
I would post in the python forum. You might be able to get some ideas from this post:

http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/107404-Basic-python-in-ArcGIS-need-help!
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EmilLarsson
New Contributor
hi,

I did post this question in the python forum, and got a great answer to the problem.

follow this link http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/107712-randomly-select-polygons-and-stepwise-omit-overlapping-polyg...

emil
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