Reduce number of points in a shapefile

Discussion created by bcampbel@usgs.gov on May 5, 2014
Latest reply on May 5, 2014 by bcampbel@usgs.gov
I have a shapefile of land surface altitude points created from a DEM. The problem is, there are about 7.6 million points and I need to move it out of ARCMap and to another program and it's too large for the second program. Is there a way to select every 10th point in the shapefile and create another shapefile?