Selecting evenly distributed polygons from larger set

Discussion created by kyanuk1 on May 21, 2012
Hello -

I have a feature class of polygons (317) over a ~30-40 mile diameter, of which I'd like to select 32.  The goal is to select 32 that are the most (or close to) evenly distributed spatially over this study area.

How would I go about this?  For instance - I could arbitrarily select a polygon to represent the center location, and from that, select 31 more from this location as uniformly distributed as possible.

Thank you!