Near tool gives values of -1

Discussion created by bigelowd on May 15, 2011
Latest reply on May 15, 2011 by bigelowd
I am trying to calculate the distance from a set of points (parcel sales) to a single point (San Francisco). I have been trying to do this using the "near" tool. However, after the tool runs, when I check my output attribute table, there are values of -1 for near_x, near_y, near_dist, and near_fid for several of the input points. It just so happens that these points are also the ones furthest from SF. The distance shouldn't be an issue though, as all of the input points lie roughly within 50 miles of SF. I'm really not sure what is causing this problem. Does anyone have any ideas?