Attaching Road Network Information to GPS Points

Discussion created by balove on Oct 22, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2012 by balove
Hi ArcGIS support forums,

I hope this is the right place to post this.

I have a a large amount of GPS positions that came from snow plows, they have many attributes for what the snow plow was doing, such as the truck, the date etc. However they are missing which highway they were actually driving on. What I've been trying to do is a spatial join of the highway line feature to the GPS points, but it doesn't work well, especially where two truck routes intersect at two different highways. I was wondering if there was a script that could take the direction that the points were going in and relate it to the directions that the roads are going in.

Thanks for your help!