Random point generation

Discussion created by dododave on Mar 8, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 10, 2011 by dododave
Hi all,

Please excuse this question from a GIS novice. I have loaded 3 shapefiles into my GIS; one is a polygon file representing various forest classes (A), the other (B) is a point file with 119 points,and the 3rd (C) is a single point location. For each of the 119 points in B I would like to generate 1000 random points that are the same distance from C. Then I would like to know the forest class polygon in A that each of the resulting 119,000 points falls within.

If someone could suggest a solution I'd be most grateful. Thanks.