Inquiry shape file object together (Points with lines)

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01-21-2013 03:40 AM
S_Langevin
New Contributor
Hi!
Iam a newbie with ArcGIS;

I will like to know if it is possible to "inquiry" objects to know a distance between two points with 2 shapes files

  • Shape files with points. (Each point have a number)

  • Shape file with lines.

I will like to inquiry 2 numbers to have the distance like google maps.

Is it possible with ArcGIS ?

Thx alot!
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StefanHaglund1
Esri Contributor
Hi!
Iam a newbie with ArcGIS;

I will like to know if it is possible to "inquiry" objects to know a distance between two points with 2 shapes files

  • Shape files with points. (Each point have a number)

  • Shape file with lines.


I will like to inquiry 2 numbers to have the distance like google maps.

Is it possible with ArcGIS ?

Thx alot!


Hi Sylvain,

Assuming you need the straight line distance you can have a look at the Near tool: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00080000001q000000. As you can see from the help it will find the distance from the point featureclass to the nearest position on the line featureclass.

If that's not what you need, you can try describing your problem more closely.
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S_Langevin
New Contributor
This is a screenshot

I want to inquiry to know the distance betweeen ex:
119-107 (Shortest road)
172-136
148-117
.. etc.

Blue Points are in a Shape File
Road (Red & Green) are in a Shape file.


[ATTACH=CONFIG]20992[/ATTACH]
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RichardFairhurst
MVP Honored Contributor
This is a screenshot

I want to inquiry to know the distance betweeen ex:
119-107 (Shortest road)
172-136
148-117
.. etc.

Blue Points are in a Shape File
Road (Red & Green) are in a Shape file.


[ATTACH=CONFIG]20992[/ATTACH]


You are describing a Network Analyst problem.  You need that extension to trace road segments between two destinations along the shortest path.  You also have to create a Network Dataset from your road network to use the tool.  Look in the help for Network Analyst and then you may want to go to that Forum topic to ask more questions.
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S_Langevin
New Contributor
You are describing a Network Analyst problem.  You need that extension to trace road segments between two destinations along the shortest path.  You also have to create a Network Dataset from your road network to use the tool.  Look in the help for Network Analyst and then you may want to go to that Forum topic to ask more questions.


Ok i will read network Analyst help

Thx alot
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