Bug: Buffer tool returns an incorrect output when the geodesic distance calculation method is used
When the Buffer tool is run on a feature class in a state plane feet coordinate system using the geodesic distance calculation method and a buffer distance that is not feet (for example, miles), the tool returns an incorrect measurement as output.
This is a result of BUG-000083937. This issue only occurs when the input data is in a state plane feet coordinate system.
Download and install the ArcGIS 10.3 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Geodesic Buffer Method Patch. Follow the instructions provided on the page.
- ArcGIS Blog: Calculating Geodesic Distance Between Points
- ArcGIS Help: How Buffer (Analysis) Works
- ArcGIS Help: Specifying a coordinate system
- ArcGIS Help: What are projected coordinate systems?
Last Published : 4/20/2018
Article ID: 000012310
Software: ArcGIS Engine for Linux 10.3 ArcGIS Engine for Windows 10.3 ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced 10.3 ArcGIS for Desktop Basic 10.3 ArcGIS for Desktop Standard 10.3 ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.3.1, 10.3 ArcGIS GIS Server 10.3 ArcGIS Image Server 10.3.1, 10.3 ArcGIS Server 10.3.1, 10.3