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An overview of the Sampling toolset

The Sampling toolset provides tools that create features used either as sampling locations or as aggregation areas. For example, the Create Random Points tool creates points that can be used as sampling locations within the extent of a dataset. The Generate Tessellation tool creates a mesh of triangle, square, or hexagon polygons within an extent that can be used to aggregate other data.

ToolDescription

Create Fishnet

Creates a fishnet of rectangular cells. The output can be polyline or polygon features.

Create Random Points

Creates a specified number of random point features. Random points can be generated in an extent window, inside polygon features, on point features, or along line features.

Generate Points Along Lines

Creates point features along lines or polygons at fixed intervals or by percentage.

Generate Rectangles Along Lines

Creates a series of rectangular polygons that follow a single linear feature or a group of linear features.

Generate Tessellation

Generates a polygon feature class of a tessellated grid of regular polygons which will entirely cover a given extent. The tessellation can be of triangles, squares, or hexagons.

Generate Transects Along Lines

Creates perpendicular transect lines at a regular interval along lines.

Tools in the Sampling toolset

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