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

nearestPointOnSegment(s, p)

## Arguments

s |
A matrix representing the coordinates of the segment. The matrix has 2x2
dimension where each row represents one of the end points. |

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

## Value

A vector with three numeric values representing X and Y coordinates of the
nearest point on a segment to a given point as well as the distance between
both points.

## References

The function was ported to R based on this code: http://pastebin.com/n9rUuGRh

## Author

German Carrillo

## See also

## Examples

#> X Y distance
#> 1.3600000 1.1800000 0.3577709