Hello all,

I am using ArcGIS 10.3 ArcInfo License.

I am looking for a way to calculate the distance between polygons that share the same attribute information.

For instance in the image below, I want to calculate the minimum distance between all polygons labeled 88709. So for this number, I would need 4 distances per polygon. I would also want to do the same for all those labeled 719 (9 distances per polygon) and 88719 (3 distances per polygon).

I am trying to find polygons in a feature class that have the same ID number but are far apart/not directly adjacent to each other. So in essence, island or orphaned polygons for lack of better terminology. In the image below, I would want to change the ID number for the 88709 polygon in the middle as well as the one in the lower left. I tried using the centroids and then doing a closest facility analysis but that does not produce the results I am looking for.

Thanks!

Thanks Joe. I think I have what I need now. I used model builder to iterate feature selection while grouping by the ID number, then linked the iterated features to the Near tool input and output, and put each group of ID's into their own table.

Thanks again!

Here is a screenshot of my model: