I would like to create random points with a minimum distance based on an attribute field (polygons with a larger area need random points with more space between them).
In theory this can be done. The random points tool has such a feature. But it doesn't recognize a text attribute. The buffer tool has a similar feature, and recognizes if you put the number + "Miles" in a text attribute column.
Random Point minimum distance only recognizes number attribute columns, and it is not clear which units it is converting those distances to. I imagine they should be in meters, for my data and data frame are both in British National Grid, yet points are created in polygons closer than what is stated in the field.
Perhaps I'm missing something.