Move centre points to polygon edge

11-19-2014 12:47 PM
New Contributor III

Hi guys,

I'm hoping someone can advise me here.

I have address data in the form of points and I have home boundaries (Polygon & Polyline).

The points sit in the centre of these polygons.

Is there any way I can move the points from the centre of the polygons to the edge closest to another feature?

I have 1000s of points to move so I was wondering if there was a way I can automate this?

Thanks in advance for any help & guidance.

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 Standard.

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MVP Emeritus

none... unless you can convert the boundary to polyline or points and try a spatial join

Esri Esteemed Contributor

With standard tools I agree with Dan Patterson‌. You could achieve this with some Python or ArcObjects programming. It would for instance involve a Near function to determine for each point which point is nearest. If you would connect each point with its nearest neighbor, you could intersect that line with the boundary of the polygon. The intersection would be the point you are looking for.