Buffering and Attributes

Discussion created by akm849 on Jan 25, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2012 by csny490
First time posting here...I've been going crazy trying to figure out why buffering using a field does not produce an oval of the correct radius. I'm running ArcMap 10, using WGS 84 as my projection system, and seem to have no problem buffering as long as I enter in the distance into the prompt. Whenever I try referring to a distance field (which is of type text and reads "1000 Kilometers"), the resulting shape is completely off. Is there something I'm missing here?

Thank You!