I am working with a layer of nodes and a layer of lines.

I would need a tool able to find and draw, for some couples node-line, the location of the closest point laying on the line to this node.

If possible, I would also like to create such a feature in another layer, or at get the point coordinates.

I have been looking for a similar geoprocessing tool in ArcToolbox -> Proximity, but I did not find anything that could suit my need, since the "Near" tool just provide me with distances values.

Is there a tool in ArcMap able to do it?


Near tool also gives you nearx and neary coordinates.

Convert them to points and merge with original points.

Use points to line tool and pointid to construct your lines

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