ArcMap Buffer wizard produces incorrect results when using decimal degrees for an inside polygon buffer

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Specifying buffer units as decimal degrees, and buffer inside a polygon, will yield result incorrectly placed outside of the buffered polygon.


This is a known issue.


Use a different buffer unit. On the second panel of the Buffer wizard, select a different map unit from the Distance unit dropdown list box.

Article ID:000004451

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • ArcMap 9 x

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