I have a shapefile with a lot of polygons, representing events occuring for a given year. Every area can be covered several times, for every year it occured on the same coverage. Each polygon is characterized by a certain quantity (ie. number of hosues builded).
I generate random points within thoses polygons to show the amount of this quantity (with the toolbox). By doing this, I'm loosing all the fields of the polygon, and am not able to categorize the points according to the year they're referring to. It's not possible to perform a spatial join because of the overlapping polygons.
The answer to this question (How to create random points in overlapping polygons?) won't work because I'm not using fixed points generation.
So how can I generate random points within polygons and keep all the fields of the polygons the points are referring to?