Distance in specified direction?  (Near)

Discussion created by sci525 on Nov 21, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2011 by sci525
Hello and thank you for reading my post.

I am trying to calculate the distance from random points to the nearest feature in the X and Y direction.  This is different from the standard function of the "near" tool as it gives you the X and Y values of a line that goes in any direction to the nearest feature.  I would like to calculate the distance from a point to a feature traveling directly North-South or East-West.  Does anyone know how to do this?  I have access to 9.3 and 10.0.