How to calculate distance between points from different shape files?

Discussion created by zdawood on Mar 1, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2011 by HealdsburgCA

I am trying to calculate the distance between various points of 2 different shape files. One is a point shape file of road intersections while the other is of bus stops. I want to calculate the distance from the bus stops to the intersection; say we have intersection A and intersection B and there are 10 bus stops between the two intersections, I want to calculate the distance of each stop to intersection B.

I tried joining the two shape files and using neighbor count but that didn�??t work. I think I may be approaching the problem incorrectly. Any advice?

(Please note I�??m a student and don�??t have much experience with GIS)