I am struggling with the calculation of the distance between points along a stream (points are located 0-20m away from the stream) in ArcGIS 10. The points are simple xy-data in UTM.

I created a route from the shapefile of the stream and used the tool "locate features along routes" to add the points but how can I now calculate the distances of the points along the route?

Or is there an other tool how to do such a calculation?

closed as unclear what you're asking by PolyGeo Nov 23 '15 at 22:23

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    Using Network Analysis or Standard Geoprocessing Tools? – Mapperz Mar 11 '11 at 20:54
  • When you asked "how can I now calculate the distances of the points along the route?" did you mean "how can I now calculate the Euclidean distances between the points?" Unless that is what you meant I cannot see how the accepted answer applies. A picture here would have been very helpful. – PolyGeo Nov 23 '15 at 22:22

You could try using the Near or Point Distance Tool in the Proximity toolset:

The Proximity toolset contains tools that are used to determine the proximity of features within one or more feature classes or between two feature classes. These tools can identify features that are closest to one another or calculate the distances between or around them.

  • @Äirini: please note that there is a 'accept answer' button ( the check box outline to the left of the answer). gis.stackexchange.com/faq – johanvdw Mar 14 '11 at 8:23
  • I know this is a late response but the Near or Point Distance tool does not measure distance along a route, only euclidean distance. – Tyrell May 18 '11 at 14:24

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