I am working with a dataset (OS Open Roads) which consists of lines and nodes in separate shapefiles.
The lines represent the roads themselves.
The nodes represent, for example, the end of a road, or a junction on that road.
I have a collection of points, and would like to find the nearest line (road) to each point.
In such a usecase it seems to me to me reasonable to ignore the nodes.
However, as I am new to GIS, I would like confirmation that I am not missing anything of significance in the node data?