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Distance value of geotrace

Question asked by jamesfreddyc Champion on May 23, 2019
Latest reply on May 28, 2019 by JTedrick-esristaff

We're trying to convert the geotrace distance value into miles and not getting the correct result.  That is, when comparing our conversion to miles it's wildly different from a known segment.


We thought it was a simple meters-to-miles conversion:

round((distance(${geotraceField}) div 1609.344), 2)


But this gives different result from a known line segment distance we're drawing in Survey.


Running a simple calculation on a note field:

(distance(${geoTraceField}) div 1609.344)

Value reported: 3.00


That same length using the measure tool in an AGOL webmap:

Value reported: 1.50 miles


Simple straight distance value:


Value reported: 4880