I'm trying to count the total number of points contained within a polygon layer.
I have a series of buffer layers, each getting progressively larger and encompassing more points.
I have used the "summarize within" / "spatial join" tool as suggested by Esri: https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000023531
However, these tools provide the count of points for each polygon, rather than the count of unique points for the entire layer.
I could add up the point count for each polygon but, as some points sit within two or more overlapping polygons, this would result in some points being counted more than once.
How can I ensure I am counting each individual point within a polygon LAYER only once?