I have a shapefile containing approximately 600 000 point-objects. Unfortunately, for a couple of reasons I need to split this file into a larger number of shape-files each containing approximately 200 objects. Is anyone aware of any tools/scripts that allow me to automate this process? I have tried to automate the process using e.g. the Split-tool in ArcGIS, however since I am more of an archaeologist than a programmer (and know next to no Python), I haven't been able to produce a script that does this. I am guessing that the best way to do this would be to use a counter which increments with +1 for each object passed into a new shapefile, and when that counter reaches 200 it resets and a new shapefile is created into which the subsequent 200 objects are copied. But as mentioned before, I haven't been able to write a script/create a workspace that does this.
So, does anyone have any suggestions of scripts/programs that are able to do this?
For the record: I am able to utilise ArcGIS 10 (with ArcInfo license), FME Workbench and any Open Source-program that you might recommend (which works on Windows).