I want my area filled radomly with a number of points with a number of random numerical values in the range i specify. Other than tediously creating each point and filling up random values, is there any better method?
If you have an Advanced license or Spatial Analyst or 3D Analyst, you can use the Create Random Points tool.
You can then add a field and populate it with random values within a specified range with this Python code snippet (change the
field_name and range values, then copy-paste the code in the Python window in ArcMap or ArcCatalog):
import arcpy, random with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor(fc, "field_name") as cur: for row in cur: row = random.randint(0, 100) cur.updateRow(row)
This will generate integer values between 0 and 100. Python offers other random functions if you need another type of range.