Generate Near Table

Discussion created by ScottB on Oct 27, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 27, 2011 by ScottB
I am trying to use the generate near table to get distances from a point to all surrounding polygons, but have a couple questions.

Input Feature and Near Features (Coord system) - GCS_WGS_1984

1. How do I get the output NEAR_DIST to display meters
2. If 1 is not possible without re-projecting data how do I convert NEAR_DIST to meters
3. What is the unit of measure for the output?
Changing the output coordinate system does not change the values of NEAR_DIST.

NEAR_DIST 0.071014 (? units)