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Drawing lines from points to *only* the nearest points

Question asked by shock66 on May 16, 2013
Latest reply on May 30, 2013 by geonetadmin
In ArcGIS 10 I have thousands of rail station points that are not connected to the road network, and I want them to be.
I know I can use snapping when I use Network Analyst, but for various reasons this not appropriate.

I have dabbled with near tables and spider diagrams but I can't seem to be able to get them to draw lines ONLY to the nearest points.  It can be done of course by drawing full spiders and then matching and deleting, but that takes a great deal of manual work.
Googling has thus far not helped.

What I basically want is to automatically draw lines from the station points to the nearest three (or whatever, more than 1) points that I am designating.
Even better would be to draw lines to the nearest three lines on the road network.
[ATTACH=CONFIG]24402[/ATTACH] to [ATTACH=CONFIG]24403[/ATTACH] OR [ATTACH=CONFIG]24404[/ATTACH]

Is there any way (scripting/combination of tools) that this can be done?  It seems like it should be simple but it is definitely not.

Thanks very much!

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