relating features from seperate shapefiles

Discussion created by danielfarnan on Dec 6, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 7, 2012 by curtvprice
I cannot remember how to complete this seemingly simple task. I have a points shapefile which I would like to append with a feature class populated with a unique field in a seperate line shapefile (same data frame) - each point carrying the data of the nearest line feature. Any help would be welcome. I did this once during the SFSU certificate program, over seven years ago, and cannot recall/find the best wway to do it.