I have 2000+ point shape files. These are all GPS tracks. I want to calculate the distance from each point to the nearest feature (road, train line, restaurant etc) within a 30 meter radius. I am using Near feature from proximity analysis in ArcGIS. I am facing two problems.
- Using batch processing one can add as many input rows in Near feature tool box as s/he wants. But this requires selecting each file one by one which is time consuming especially when there are thousands of files. So I tried using a python scripting as follows. But after processing the result is written in the same file. I want to write the table separately. How can I do that?
- In case I want to add different columns for each features say road, train network for each point record in a file using near feature how can I do that?
Currently, I am using the following python code but all the output are generated on the current file. I want to write it separately (I mean I want to generate a new table/file after near_analysis)
import arcpy # Import arcpy module # path where all my point shp files are kept arcpy.env.workspace = r'C:\ArcGIS sample data\' #feature to which distance will be calculated nearFeature_shp = 'C:\\GIS route network\\road.shp' # looping through all the files for file in arcpy.ListFeatureClasses (): # Process: Near arcpy.Near_analysis(file, nearFeature_shp , "30 Meters", "LOCATION", "ANGLE")