I have a certain number of generated node features using FME 2016. They are coming as output of one FME workbench and actually representing characteristic points of underground cables. Total number of these points is several hundreds of thousands and, as you can imagine, they are unevenly distributed accross the area of the city.
My task is to reduce the number of points in the way that there are no two points on the distance less than 50 m. Points should be treated equally and they do not have assigned weights. Point features after reduction should be loaded into ESRI geodatabase.
What I can do is to take each of these points at the time and to remove all others in the circle of 50 meters. In that case my only requirement, that there are no two points on the distance less than 50 meters, will be fulfilled, but distribution of the points is in some areas very poor.
What I am thinking of, is there has to be some kind of comprehensive solution which will not analyze each point individually but complete set of features and result is best possible distribution of the points in complete area.
Don’t hesitate to advise me any kind of ESRI tool or even mathematical approach that you can think of, since as far as I see, we do not have built-in FME transformer which will do this job for me.