nej28_TxSt

Creating points in a random direction/distance from another set of points?

Discussion created by nej28_TxSt on Sep 13, 2020

I have a dataset of bird nests located around the US. I've got around 280 nest locations all as points in one feature class in ArcGIS Pro.

 

For some statistical analyses I want to run, I need to create additional points (Psuedo-Absence locations where the birds aren't nesting) equal to the total number of nests I currently have. To make these, I'd like to generate a new point out and away from each of the nest points in a random direction and for a random distance (within a set range of meters), ending with a total set of 560 points.

 

I've looked around at the various point tools, but I don't see anything that does what I'm looking for. Most of the tools I've found just generate points randomly from the dataset, but I need them generated within a specific range of conditions. Could someone help point me in the right direction? I am also not well versed in ArcGIS coding.

 

Thank you

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