Finding nearest distance

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01-14-2013 06:29 AM
JonathanHiley
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Hi,

I'm trying to do a simple operation but without any success.

I need to find the nearest distance between the range of a species and the British Isles.  I have added the shapefiles for a) Britain, and b) the range of the species that I'm interested in.

I've tried to tackle this using the Proximity - Near analysis, but when I click OK, nothing happens at all.

Could anyone help me with where I am going wrong?  I've checked all data is in the same co-ordinate system.

Thanks in advance.

J
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michaelcollins1
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I'm not sure if this is what you need or not. It finds the distances from each feature in one shape file to the nearesr feature in another shape file

http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/file/Geoprocessing-Model-and-Script-Tool-Gallery/details?entryID...
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