calculating distance between points

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01-14-2022 08:07 PM
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JoanMorrison
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Hi I have ArcGIS 10.8.  I have 2 datasets, one is a nest location.  The other is many telemetry points from a bird associated with that nest.  I want to calculate distances from all the telemetry points to the nest.   I have tried the Point-Distance tool but I cannot get it to work.  I made 2 test datasets, each with 5 datapoints.  The first is 5 telemetry location, the second is 5 rows containing the nest location.  All points are in decimal degrees, projected.  Suggestions will be gratefully accepted!

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DanPatterson
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start with Spatial Join (Analysis)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

then look at Generate Near Table (Analysis)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

maybe even Generate Origin-Destination Links (Analysis)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

that should get you started to think about your data and form it needs to be in


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JoanMorrison
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Thanks, Dan, although I don't have ArcGIS Pro.  I have just created excel files after converting data to UTM and I can calculate the distances that way.  But I will check out the links you provided as well.

--joan

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