Calculating Stream Gage Distance to Coast

Discussion created by armstrwa on Jul 13, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 14, 2011 by MBoucher21
Hi all,

I am trying to calculate the distance to the coast for 75 stream gages I am studying.  I created a polyline that is a rough approximation of the coast, and my gages are represented in a point shapefile.  So, I need to calculate the distance to the coast polyline from all my gages. Does anyone know a tool that would be useful for this purpose?  I have tried the 'distance' and 'near' tools, but 'distance' doesn't seem to be able to consider polylines and 'near' just gave me a bunch of 0's and 1's for its answer.

Thank you very much for your help.