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, 2016ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number
February 23, 2015
November 24, 2020
ArcGIS for Desktop
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After review by the development team, it has been determined that this issue is related to a known limitation with the software that lies outside of Esri's control. The issue's Additional Information section may contain further explanation.
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.