Discussion created by mh82 on Oct 26, 2011
Hello everyone,

Let me start off by saying that I am currently working with ArcGIS 9.3, though it is a version that does not include the Feature-to-point option, so I had to partake in a convoluted process for creating my centroids. The data that I'm using is in the form of census tracts, and I am trying to essentially develop a measure for each tract that records its centroid's distance from the centroid of a specific central tract. I basically want a new variable that has a different distance value for each tract, and I want it to be a measurement of that distance. I know that this forum generally deals with more complicated matters, but sometimes it seems that the easiest process can turn out to be the most difficult. Does anyone know of a good place to start in figuring out how to go about doing this? I'm sure that newer versions of ArcGis make this process a lot easier, but sadly, I cannot afford those at this time.