distribution analysis for point dataset

Discussion created by Allisonhk on Jan 8, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2013 by Allisonhk

I have a point dataset of about 1500 points and I would like to do some distribution analysis based on a 500m buffer of each point.

What I would like to build a tool where a 500m buffer is done on each point, and each buffer is categorised as either
1. #points < 10
2. # points 10>50
3. #points > 50

The steps I see is buffer point then spatial join however I am not sure on how to best categorise each buffer as above.

I would like this as a tool that for other users. 

Am I on the right track?  I would appreciate suggestions