I have a proximity question. I am open to Arc or Python solutions. I am mainly asking because I think I am lacking a little creativity in approaching the situation.
I have two point files (FileA, n = 100, and FileB, n = 10). I would like to know the nearest distance from each n of FileA to the n of FileB so long as the n of FileA is within X distance of FileB.
I am currently attempting an Arc solution via a 1:m spatial join, and then generating near distances based on the joined object IDs.
I'm trying to push my GIS skills and am at a creative roadblock as to how I could improve my solution. I see potential as I may be asking a roundabout buffer question, or perhaps missing some kind of crucial tool/intuition about the problem.
Apologies if this is not really a Stack appropriate question/format - will remove ASAP if so!
Solution via PostGIS (not quite comfortable with PostGIS yet): How to get distance between one point and all other points in a table?