A suitable location must be identified to place facilities. For example, nodes for internet access must be set up on certain streetlights with a specified distance of 500 feet between them. This means if a node is placed on a streetlight, the other streetlights within 500 feet do not require a node. Identifying an optimized location helps to determine the amount of nodes required and which streetlights require them.
The following instructions describe how to identify an optimized point location based on the distance from other points.
Note: Ensure each of the points has a unique ID number or identifier to get carried over through all the geoprocessing. ObjectID does not work in this workflow. For example:
Note: Identify which point has the highest join count and make a note of the unique ID number/identifier. For any point with a count of 1, it can be safely assumed that a node is required on the point location, as there are no other features within the specified distance.
Note: The image shows point features that reside within the specified distance of the point with the most neighboring points surrounding it.