I have been using arcGIS for a while now but I often get frustrated with it :(
I have version 10.0 arcGIS and I'm have two layers
1) Point data (building locations)
2) a polygon shape file (outline of a continent)
A) I'm trying to find the nearest part of the polygon to the point data (nearest coastal point for the building) and draw a line between them forming a hypothetical pipeline.....
-> I have used spatial join and have a table of the nearest points but how to draw lines between those and the original points?
B) if these lines are close to each other or cross over, I want them to join up to form one line.
Any advice would be great here. All the options I tried are now either out of date or don't work anymore.