measuriing the distance from a point to all surrounding points

Discussion created by Tilottama1179 on Sep 30, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 3, 2011 by Tilottama1179

I am having problems in finding a solution to something which should be pretty easy to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have a point marking the Central Business District (CBD) of a city and have several points surrounding it. I want to calculate the distances between the point of the CBD and the surrounding points. The points are in geographic coordinates (WGS 84). I tried the tools 'Near', 'Point Distance' and nothing worked. I tried changing the projection to Albers in meters and then tried using the tools 'Near', 'Point Distance' and Spatial Join, and that did not work too. Actually, I don't need the nearest points of each point, I need the distance from the CBD to all the surrounding points in kilometers. I can use the ruler each time, but that just makes it so cumbersome. Please help me solve this problem.

Thanks in advance.