Distance Between Points

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07-23-2014 01:30 PM
NicoleB
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I need to find the closest distance between two types of points. Due to some limitations in the tools I have available, I joined the two layers together using a spatial join. I can see in the attribute table a new column called distance. However, I don't know what this distance is in. Is it miles? Kilometers? I have no idea.

 

Thank you!

 

Nicole

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IanMurray
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It is usually in the units your dataframe is in.  You can use the measure tool on the toolbar to check a sample distance between points in a unit of your choice to double check.  Your dataframe units can be found in the bottom right corner of the map, or by checking your dataframe properties.

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IanMurray
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It is usually in the units your dataframe is in.  You can use the measure tool on the toolbar to check a sample distance between points in a unit of your choice to double check.  Your dataframe units can be found in the bottom right corner of the map, or by checking your dataframe properties.

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