global distances (great circle distances)

Discussion created by peder.bocher on Sep 26, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2013 by dhoneycutt-esristaff
Dear everyone,

I have a problem that seems difficult for me to solve. For a large number of coordinates (points) I have to calculate the great circle distance to the nearest continent. The points are distributed accross the globe.

Does anyone here have an idea about if this can be conducted in ArcGIS or alternatively suggest another application?

best wishes,
Peder Bøcher
Aarhus University, Denmark