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I have a point layer in ArcGIS that has a field named "Population" that stores an integer value for every point in the layer.

I want to create N points in the exact place of the feature that has N as value in the population "field". I mean, if a point has in the population field 16, I need to create 15 more points in that exact lat long (1+15 so that there are 16 in total) of that point.

  • Are you familiar with python? – Barbarossa Aug 4 '15 at 17:11
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    possible duplicate of explode features based on numerical field – Matthias Kuhn Aug 4 '15 at 17:13
  • Unfortunately, I don't familiar with python. – Javad Koohpayma Aug 4 '15 at 17:26
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  • This question may have had a qgis tag (which I am removing) but asks only about ArcGIS in its body, and so I do not think it is a duplicate of the earlier QGIS Q&A. – PolyGeo Aug 4 '15 at 21:39
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As indicated in the comments the asker ended up using Excel as suggested by @TsvGis:

You could do it in Excel using the attributes from your layer with the x and y fields calculated. Once you have manipulated the data in excel, you can then create the new layer using the excel table by using "Add XY Data"

Personally, I would do this using ArcPy cursors, but using ModelBuilder could provide a more cumbersome alternative (iterators, Select, Copy, Append).

The principle is to iterate through the points and use the population field value to decide how many times to copy each.

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