Using QGIS 2.10.1 I need to determine the distance from each feature in layer A to its nearest feature in layer(s) B or C or...
ESRI has this capability with their "Near" tool:
Is there a QGIS equivalent?
- a point layer of 1269 boreholes
- stream lines
- lake polygons
I need to know, for each borehole, the single nearest distance to water (either stream or lake). In addition, I need to know whether that nearest water is stream or lake.
After completing the analysis, I envision the point layer's attribute table would contain 3 new fields:
- the nearest distance to water
- the layer (stream or lake) responsible for the nearest distance, and
- the stream or lake feature ID responsible for the nearest distance.