NEAR Analysis tool help

Discussion created by vintageh2 on Nov 19, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 29, 2011 by GAlallasundaram-esristaff
I am currently working on the Understanding GIS An ARCGIS project workbook, I am in lesson 6 Exercise 6c , Step 10 letters d-g, I am trying to use the near analysis tool to get the distance from the input feature to the nearest feature, I keep on getting -1 as values, meaning it is not reading anything around me.

any suggestions as to why this is not working, i tried specifiying a radius but still nothing works