Find Nearest locates the points of interest (POI) that are nearest to a given location. For example you could use Find Nearest to identify the nearest bank for a given location. You can use Find Nearest to identify points that are:

- The closest linear distance from a point
- The closest travel distance from a point
- The shortest travel time from a point

Find Nearest can locate points of interest that are points, lines, or polygons.

For example, point could be a bank ATM machine; a line could be a road segment, and a polygon could be a national park. The spatial database you match against can contain any of these types of geometries.

For the FindNearest stage, if you want to maximize the results, enter a large enough value for Maximum Distance. For example, to search the world, use a value equal to 26000 miles or 40000 km. For a Point-in-Polygon search, 0 is the appropriate maximum distance so that there is overlap between the point and polygon.