Generating attributes in a point feature based on a route feature

Discussion created by dwe34 on May 27, 2014
Latest reply on May 27, 2014 by rfairhur24
I have a railway line route feature class which has one element (sketch). It has a numeric start Chainage value (milestone) which is zero and an end Chainage value which is 145,376 metres.

I have a point feature class with many locations either side of this route feature class. I need to assign each of these points with the nearest Chainage value (accuracy to 1 metre along the route) and a corresponding distance (metres) to the route and bearing (angle). For example, I need to know what Chainage value is the nearest to the point and asssign a chainage value that is accurate to 1 metre. The near analysis tool will only assign the Object ID (FID) from the route feature class to the point feature class with the start and end chainage value for a long segment of the route.