Minimum distance between objects in two layers

Discussion created by yoavyeledteva on Oct 9, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 27, 2011 by dlee-esristaff
Dear all,

I am trying to calculate the minimum distance between consecutive road segments (represented by polygons on one layer) and different land-uses (represented by polygons on another layer with different values for each use in a specified field). So actually what I wish to generate is a table which indicates the distance to the closest polygon of each land-use, for each road segment.
Does anyone have an idea or information on tools which are capable of doing such a thing ?

Great thanks and all the best to U all,

Yoav Avneon
Department of Life Sciences
The Spatial Ecology Lab
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
P.O.B. 653   Beer-Sheva 84105