This tool enables a regular square grid of points to be generated over any user-defined area. It is anticipated that the points generated would be used to sample any of the environmental or contextual layers in the Spatial Portal. For example, a summary of the environment of an area could be calculated by generating the grid points, sampling the relevant layers and then analyzing the exported sample.

There are three parameters for this tool

  1. An area – predefined or generated on the fly
  2. A grid size in decimal degrees (0.01 degree roughly = 1km)
  3. The name of the point layer to be generated.