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ArcGIS 10.3 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Geodesic Buffer Method Patch

Summary

This patch addresses an issue with the Buffer Geoprocessing tool where under specific circumstances incorrect buffer features may be created in the output.

Description

Important Notice

February 25, 2015: ArcGIS 10.3 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Geodesic Buffer Method Patch, ArcGIS for Desktop setup B version is now available on this page.

If you have already downloaded and installed the patch, please download the "B" version and install it over the top of your current installation.

If you have already downloaded the patch, but have not yet installed it, please discard what you've downloaded and download the "B" patch.

Please see Technical Article 44122 for more information.

Introduction

Esri® announces the ArcGIS 10.3 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Geodesic Buffer Method Patch. This patch addresses an issue where under specific circumstances incorrect buffer features may be created in the output. When the input feature class spatial reference is State Plane (feet), a buffer distance in miles is specified and the buffer method parameter is set to GEODESIC incorrect buffer features may be created. It deals specifically with the issues listed below under Issues Addressed with this patch.


Issues Addressed with this patch


  • BUG-000083937 - When running buffer with buffer distance units in miles on a feature class in a state plane feet projection using the geodesic method parameter, the output buffer is larger than it should be.

Installing this patch on Windows


Installation Steps:


ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop, Engine or Server must be installed before installing this patch.

  1. Download the appropriate file to a location other than your ArcGIS installation location.

  2.     Checksum (Md5)
    ArcGIS Desktop
    Background Geoprocessing (64-bit)
    ArcGIS-103-BGDT-GBM-Patch.msp 2ABC511439F50201EDABFDB1B93195FA
         
    ArcGIS Engine
    Background Geoprocessing (64-bit)
    ArcGIS-103-BGE-GBM-Patch.msp 47048B18B255DAF9329CB420C0520E5E
         
    ArcGIS for Desktop ArcGIS-103-DT-GBM-PatchB.msp D50D0C1A3AB9AF9B8EB8923AA313C18B
         
    ArcGIS Engine ArcGIS-103-E-GBM-Patch.msp D7CC3D2401F391839286F332C0B571E5
         
    ArcGIS for Server ArcGIS-103-S-GBM-Patch.msp 60AC2996765A0CF9247386A12D33A847
         

  3. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location.

  4. Double-click ArcGIS-103-<Product>-GBM-Patch.msp to start the setup process.

    NOTE: If double clicking on the MSP file does not start the setup installation, you can start the setup installation manually by using the following command:

    msiexec.exe /p [location of Patch]\ArcGIS-103-<Product>-GBM-Patch.msp


Installing this patch on Linux


Installation Steps:


Complete the following install steps as the ArcGIS Install owner. The Install owner is the owner of the arcgis folder.

ArcGIS 10.3 for Engine or Server must be installed before installing this patch.

  1. Download the appropriate file to a location other than your ArcGIS installation location.


        Checksum (Md5)
    ArcGIS Engine ArcGIS-103-E-GBM-Patch-lx.tar 82FBDB389321B171BA6055659BC9095C
         
    ArcGIS for Server ArcGIS-103-S-GBM-Patch-lx.tar BAB4B1250A376D5DD1E6FCFF01159BAC

  2. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location, and that no one is using ArcGIS.

  3. Extract the specified tar file by typing:

    % tar -xvf ArcGIS-103-<Product>-GBM-Patch-lx.tar

  4. Start the installation by typing:

    % ./applypatch

    This will start the dialog for the menu-driven installation procedure. Default selections are noted in parentheses ( ). To quit the installation procedure, type 'q' at any time.

Patch Updates

Check the Patches and Service Packs page periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this patch will be posted here.

February 20, 2015: ArcGIS 10.3 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Geodesic Buffer Method Patch, ArcGIS for Desktop setup, was temporarily unavailable due to an issue reported with geocoding after installing the patch.

February 25, 2015: ArcGIS 10.3 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Geodesic Buffer Method Patch, ArcGIS for Desktop setup B version is now available on this page. Please see Technical Article 44122 for more information.

How to identify which ArcGIS products are installed

To determine which ArcGIS products are installed, choose the appropriate version of the PatchFinder utility for your environment and run it from your local machine. PatchFinder will list all products, hot fixes, and patches installed on your local machine.

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact Esri Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this patch. International sites, please contact your local Esri software distributor.