ditance between polygonal features, from the border and subseting

Discussion created by tomer.yousef on Oct 7, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2012 by Wayne_Whitley
i would like to know if the is a function that can calculate the distance of the nearest neighbor (like the near matrix)
but taking the distance not from the centroid but from the border of the polygonal features.
and if it able in is there possibility to taking subsets by years in the calculation of the distances ? or i need to making separate layers?