I am trying to some kind of hedonic analysis. I need to calculate driving forces for new urban areas. In order to do this, i have a raster with new urban area's and one with existing urban areas (30x30 meter), 6 different road types, and the population growth in the smallest administrative area. My hypothesis is that existing urban areas and population growth are the most important drivers for new urban areas.
However, to do the analysis in Stata i need the distances from each cell to each other feature (existing urban and roads) and in each cell the population growth corresponding to that administrative area. Then I'll do a regression analysis in Stata in which the dependent variable is urban or not (1 or 0). The distances and population growth per cell are then the independent variables.
My question is, how can i calculate these distances? and have a resulting table with this? I might need to change the resolution, since i have 254 million cells (entire Bangladesh).
I just did the distances using the Generate Near Table-tool, however that gave me distances from the clustered-new-urban-cells-in-polygons to the line-features (roads). And I don't have a dependent variable. So there I made a thinking error.