Direction of nearest feature

Discussion created by juhunter on Apr 4, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 7, 2013 by ciava.at
Hey all,

We have an ask  that requests that we take a submitted point and respond with something such as "35km southeast of London"

I'm wondering if ArcMap / ArcGIS Server has the ability to find the nearest feature to the point and return the direction that the requested point is from that feature. I'd be able to use the Geometry service at that point to get the linear distance.