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I need to connect points within one layer to the nearest with polyline. enter image description hereTool to the nearest would be ideal, but there is nothing in the attribute table.

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I tried to find tool in X Y coordinate, but nothing works. It requires another attribute to run it to. Layer ID is not in any order. Tried XY tool. Tried Creating best fit line from point data using ArcGIS for Desktop?

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Only connects some, and not always to the nearest.

None seem to work.

Any Suggestions?

  • May I ask what is your real goal? – FelixIP Sep 22 at 3:21
  • This is a vector map of kurgans (1789–1865) map. Statistical analysis "to the nearest" shows mathematical dependencies roads, rivers, and kurgans. Ancient burial mounds served as road markers. I need not to perform statistical analysis of distances, archeology, road network in attempt to recreate road network in historic period of interest. – Roman Pilip Sep 22 at 4:59
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Run generate NEAR on itself, add 4 fields to that table. Transfer from coordinates, using IN_FID:

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Repeat for "to" coordinates, using NEAR_FID. Use XY to line, with IN_FID as ID:

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Note: you'll have lines sharing ends running in opposite directions.

  • Almost working. Does not connect all of it, but better. For some reason cannot add picture. – Roman Pilip Sep 22 at 5:25
  • Ancient burial mounds served as road markers. I need to perform statistical analysis of distances, archeology, road network in attempt to recreate road network in historic period of interest – Roman Pilip Sep 22 at 5:50
  • Another reason: you might have duplicate points or pairs sitting very close. Delete duplicating shapes maybe. – FelixIP Sep 22 at 5:56
  • What you really need is minimum spanning tree of your points, not bits and pieces all over the he place. – FelixIP Sep 22 at 6:03

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