I need to transpose points on a line, how do I do that? Which tools should I use?
More precisely, my problem is this. I have points taken with the gps (then converted into shapefiles) that are on a road or a meadow some 10 metres from a river, and I want to move these points from the road to the nearest point on the river.
What I try is to first divide the river line into points, with an equal distance of 0.5 m, by using Point Along Line tool. And my next step was using the Near tool to transpose the points on the roads to the new points created on the river line, but is not giving me the result I want. Where am I going wrong?
So more specifically my points represent the beavers (red dots), which I monitored during several nights from a road or a meadow. And the blue line represents the river where the beavers actually are. Now I need to transpose the points to the river. The results I got in the picture using the Near tool, where the yellow points represent the red points translated to the river.
Now my question is, why the green circled points aren't where I drew the green point (that should be the closest points-river distance) but are instead where I drew the orange line?
How do I solve this problem?