I am trying to identify the closest driving/walking distance to major roads. I have settlements (points), the road from OSM (polylines), and major roads (polylines).

I have tried Network Analyst but it only works for few settlements because most of the settlement points are not located right on the OSM roads. I have tried Integration tool (Data Management) to put them on the roads but it messes up the settlements data.

What would be the easiest way to find the shortest driving/walking distance from settlement points to closest point of major roads' polylines?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.


You should increase the "search tolerance" in network analysis settings (screenshot). This value defines the maximum "snapping distance", in which points are snapped to your road network.

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