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The Buffer command of ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3, 10.2.2, and 10.1 results in different outputs when compared with the result in ArcGIS Desktop 10.0, which gives expected results.

Last Published: December 14, 2016 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000085562
SubmittedFebruary 23, 2015
Last ModifiedNovember 24, 2020
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2.2
Operating SystemWindows
Operating System Version7
StatusKnown Limit

Additional Information

We spent a fair number of cycles on this over the past year and have determined we will be unable to ''fix'' this once and for all. 1. There never was a spec for this behaviour. 2. At 10.0 2km just happened to be a sweet spot for what you may think the output should be at 10.0 for this case. As you increase the distance, the output begins to look more like abstract art. 3. it appeares there would have to to many solutions dependant on the relationship between the length of the line and the buffer distance (also depending on what we actually determined as a spec). This is a fairly ''complicated'' case that may need a custom solution. Simple cases appear to work as expected.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000085562


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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