Merge of line and polygon layer

Discussion created by jallouli279 on Feb 15, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 21, 2014 by jallouli279

I have two layers : Rivers (as a polyline shapefile) and lakes (as a polygon shapefile).

I want to create a new layer of proximity factor to the streams (Rivers and lakes) which varies by intervals from 5 (near the streams) to 1 (the most distant zones).

I used Merge and Union tools. Also I transformed these layers to Raster and I used Euclidean Distance in ArcGIS 10.2... but these solutions didn't work.

Can you show me which solution is the most appropriate to this study case ?

Thank you in advance