Setting radius in Near Table - problems with distances - ideas?

Discussion created by zizany on Nov 18, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2011 by dlee-esristaff
I posted this in the "general" forum, but haven't gotten any replies. Thought I'd try here:

I am trying to create a near table that identifies the closest distance between each point in my point dataset and each line in my line dataset. It seems to work, but does not seem to limit by radius. In other words, regardless of the radius I enter in the dialogue box (1 mile, 100 miles, etc), the number of Objects that is created is always the same (999,666). In addition, the near distances (near_dist) are also showing up to about 300 miles, regardless of the radius I choose.

I've also had the problem of distances showing up as unreasonable. Example, I set the radius for 100 miles and the greatest distance in my near table shows up as 1.44.

I am using ArcMap 10.0. Build 2414.

Any thoughts on how to resolve this?