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How can I assign a specific number of random points based on acreage?

Question asked by jlabate on Feb 1, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2016 by xander_bakker

Hello,

Can someone tell me how to generate a specific number of random points based on the acreage of a polygon falling within a specified range?

 

Is there a way to make the Create Random Points tool generate a specific number of  points based on the comparison of an area field to an area range?

 

is there another tool or combination of whic I can use?

 

This is what I'm talking about:

So, I have 158 polygons in my timber stand layer.   I am trying to assign

random points to each individual polygon based on their acreage.  So the

breakdown is as follows:

 

Size of polygon in acres----number of random points required----number of

polygons of this size on the layer.

0-10acres---3points---4polygons

10-20acres---4---37

20-30acres---5---39

30-40acres---6---20

40-50acres---7---11

50-60acres---8---17

60-70acres---9---13

70-80acres---10---6

80-90acres---11---2

90-100acres---12---3

100-110acres---13---3

133acres---16---1

155acres---18---1

 

I would like to have the points evenly distributed if possible, if not, they

need to be a minimum of 100meters apart.

 

Thanks in Advance,

Jim Labate

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