Spatial relationships question

Discussion created by krosber04 on Feb 17, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2013 by tmackey-esriaustralia-com-au-esridist
I have 2 shapefiles, a polygon and a point set.

I would like to see if the proximity of a point to the polygon has any effect on a variable in the point dataset.

The polygon is park space and the points are flood damaged homes, and the variable is building damage.

I've searched through the help database and can't seem to find a tool that would assess this relationship.

My knowledge of GIS stops right when it starts getting into analysis and statistics unfortunately so any help would be appreciated. also I can't code.