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  • 1.  Create groups of 20 neighbourhood points based on proximity

    Posted 06-17-2020 09:17
    Hello all,

    I have a point dataset with around 300 records. I've been asked to create neighbourhood clusters with these points. Where each cluster has 20 records. The output would be that I have an extra column in the data called area 1, area 2, area 3 etc. Each would contain 20 records where the only criteria is that they are near to each other. So, there is a certain accepted level of arbitrariness here.

    Yes, I could try and do this manually, looking at the points and assigning to groups of 20, but I want to avoid that and see if there is an automated way of doing it.

    Thanks,
    Stuart

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    Stuart Carter
    Corporate GIS Manager
    Southwark Council
    London
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  • 2.  RE: Create groups of 20 neighbourhood points based on proximity

    Posted 06-18-2020 08:30
    Hi Stuart,

    I hope you are keeping well.

    I am not sure if this will help but our latest version of RouteFinder will do this by straight line and road / path distances.

    Regards

    Martin

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    Martin Hodder
    Managing Consultant
    Higher Mapping Solutions (OEM)
    KNEBWORTH
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  • 3.  RE: Create groups of 20 neighbourhood points based on proximity

    Employee
    Posted 06-18-2020 08:33
    Edited by Peter Møller 06-18-2020 08:33
    Beat me to it, Martin :-)

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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Distinguished Engineer
    Pitney Bowes Software & Data
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  • 4.  RE: Create groups of 20 neighbourhood points based on proximity

    Posted 06-18-2020 13:01
    Thanks for that. Is Route Finder an add-on .mbx  tool shipped standard in MI?


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    Stuart Carter
    Corporate GIS Manager
    Southwark Council
    London
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  • 5.  RE: Create groups of 20 neighbourhood points based on proximity

    Posted 06-19-2020 06:02
    Hi Stuart,

    It is a chargeable add-on but obviously does far more that just the allocation of districts. You can find out more from https://www.routeware.dk/routefinder6/routefinder.php

    Southwark Council used to have a licence but that lapsed about 4 years again and that version would not have had the new functionality.

    Let me know if you have any further questions.

    Regards

    Martin


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    Martin Hodder
    Managing Consultant
    Higher Mapping Solutions (OEM)
    KNEBWORTH
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  • 6.  RE: Create groups of 20 neighbourhood points based on proximity

    Employee
    Posted 06-18-2020 08:32
    Hi Stuart

    The latest version of MapInfo RouteFinder has an option for building clusters. This can be done using a straight distance or maybe even better using a distance along a road network.


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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Distinguished Engineer
    Pitney Bowes Software & Data
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