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random scatter of points for ecological sampling

Postby Trapper » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:05 am


I have a mapped area bounded by straight lines, & know the co-ordinates of the corners (it's not a simple shape such as a square or rectangle). I wish to randomly scatter a number of points throughout the area, & record their co-ordinates for GPS field location. Is there an on-line option for this (I just have common MS Windows programs, & AutoCAD)?

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Postby jwalin » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:37 am

i have an idea
but nothing related to the software.

get the map on a hard copy and throw a small marble on it and wherever it falls is the coordinate

not very feasible but thought this might help.
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