Near point analysis on 2 point layers with identical attributes.

06-05-2019 03:02 PM
New Contributor II

Is there a way to compare two point shapefiles that share identifiers by location? I have two sources of geocoded layers of the same data and yet there are anomalies so I am trying to clean the data. I what I need is to do a "Near" analysis but would like to only "detect" how far points that share the same attribute are from each other. How do I go about doing this?

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Occasional Contributor II

One option might be to merge the two datasets, then use the Points To Line tool with a shared field as the "Line Field" parameter. This would generate lines between the points with the same value in the selected Line Field. You could then either use the Shape_Length field, or calculate the length of the line using another length unit.

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