I want to get the distance between each polygon in one layer (each rectangle in a fishnet grid over the area in question) and the nearest polygon in another layer, but "Generate Near Table" never finishes. Because I am limited to using school computers I can't allow the program to run continuously long enough to finish. Any ideas for a workaround or another tool I can use to gather the same information?
I do have the "nearest only" box checked. Within each grid cell are aggregated points. I need the distance from the grid cell to the nearest park (polygons in another layer file). That data will be joined to an existing table and used as a potential explanatory variable in an OLS regression analysis, in which the dependent variable is number of points within the grid cell.