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Generate randomly-distributed points
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Nov 3 2005
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Generates points which are randomly distributed within a polygon boundary.
Might be used in assigning survey locations for soil sampling, etc, using a watershed or fenceline as a bounding box.
To install the tool, copy the *.avx file to the C:\ESRI\AV_GIS30\ARCVIEW\EXT32 directory. Choose > File > Extensions, and switch on the Random Points extension - this will add a new button to the right-hand end of your toolbar.
Add a polygon layer to your ArcView session - this will be the boundary within which the points will be generated - and use the button to open the tool.
The X and Y locations in the point shapefile are returned in the same coordinate system as the input data (eg, if your polygon boundary is stored in UTM, the points will be reported in meters).
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