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"Create random points" tool creating too many points in Pro

Question asked by goodhen on Jun 7, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 15, 2019 by goodhen

Hi, I'm having a bit of a problem as I'm trying to generate a random sample of points in ArcGIS Pro 2.3.2., and it keeps returning far too many!

 

You can see in the screenshot that my inputs are requesting 40,000 points and it's returning 812444. The warning was "WARNING 000983: The specified number of points could not be created in all cases due to restrictions from the minimum allowed distance." There's definitely enough room for them in this area as when i generated a point per 5m raster cell in this area there were 4 million points!

 

Am I doing something wrong here or is this a bug? Thanks.

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