select random points

Discussion created by epsteinle on Jan 30, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2014 by gabrisch
Hey all!

I have sounding data with tens of thousands of points per feature. I need to reduce the points significantly in density, and was hoping there was a way to randomly select points through an arcmap tool. While the create random points tool does what I need, it does not seem to maintain the attribute data (eg. depth) that I need with each point. Any suggestions?