point distance/near analysis units?

Discussion created by chrisjcantire on Apr 8, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 25, 2013 by chrisjcantire
hi all, have been learning lots here, will have more Qs for sure too...

I'm running both point_distance and generate_near_table on a couple of point layers.  I often specify a search radius of say 1 or 3km, which is easily set, and sometimes I don't set a search radius and take everything back I can get.  either way, the distance columns in the resultant dbfs are in what I think decimal degrees distance; how can I get back a km distance value?  I don't see an option in either dialogue for specifying units, but, I'm a bit new to this.

thanks very much,