Regular sample points in an irregular polygon

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09-22-2013 11:20 PM
XingLee
New Contributor II
Hi,

I have a few (very) irregular polygons that I need to place 30 samples within, but I want the samples to be regularly spaced (i.e. on a grid). I could use ESRI fish net and ET Geowizards, but I don't want to be counting out how many points are in each polygon and then resampling and clipping until I find 30. Is there another way around this?

I am running ArcMap 10.2 on an ArcView licence (so any suggestions of Parcel Editor won't work either).

Has anyone tried Geospatial Modelling Environment?

Thanks!
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BruceHarold
Esri Regular Contributor
Hi Xing Lee

Does the grid need to align with the major axis of the polygons or can it be aligned north-south?

Thanks
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XingLee
New Contributor II
Probably on the angle of of the polygon. We have yet to test and see which gives us the best results.

Thanks
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