Clustering Points in close proximity to each other

Discussion created by obinem on Feb 25, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2013 by itopcho

I am finding it difficult to get a solution to my problem.

I have about 2,000 geocoded locations. Some points are less than 10 miles away from each other and so I would like to cluster these points and then plot a route using clustered locations (makes routing look cleaner).

I tried the Integrate tool and set tolerance to 25 miles but it does not retain information of all points (doesnt sum up fields in the feature class just displays the center point of the integral)

I downloaded the R tool but couldnt get it to work. Also looked into Buffer tool but again it did not sum up the individual fields within the buffer just drew circles around each point.

Can anyone help? The goal is to get my 2000 pts to about 200 by specifying that if a group of points are 25 miles away from each they count as 1, their individual fields should thus be summed up since it is like an aggregate of the points. Thanks.