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Find minimum distance between multiple polygons

Question asked by rob_ford16 on Jun 8, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2018 by jborgion

Hello all,


I am using ArcGIS 10.3 ArcInfo License.


I am looking for a way to calculate the distance between polygons that share the same attribute information.

For instance in the image below, I want to calculate the minimum distance between all polygons labeled 88709. So for this number, I would need 4 distances per polygon. I would also want to do the same for all those labeled 719 (9 distances per polygon) and 88719 (3 distances per polygon).


I am trying to find polygons in a feature class that have the same ID number but are far apart/not directly adjacent to each other. So in essence, island or orphaned polygons for lack of better terminology. In the image below, I would want to change the ID number for the 88709 polygon in the middle as well as the one in the lower left. I tried using the centroids and then doing a closest facility analysis but that does not produce the results I am looking for.