# nearestPointOnLine

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##### Get the nearest point on a line to a given point

This function calculates the coordinates of the nearest point on a line to a given point. This function does not work with geographic coordinates.

Keywords
spatial
##### Usage
nearestPointOnLine(coordsLine, coordsPoint)
##### Arguments
coordsLine

Matrix with coordinates of line vertices. Each row represents a vertex.

coordsPoint

A vector representing the X and Y coordinates of the point.

##### Value

Vector with the X and Y coordinates of the nearest point on a line to the given point.

nearestPointOnSegment, snapPointsToLines

##### Aliases
• nearestPointOnLine
##### Examples
# NOT RUN {
coordsLine = cbind(c(1,2,3),c(3,2,2))
coordsPoint = c(1.2,1.5)
nearestPointOnLine(coordsLine, coordsPoint)
# }

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