sgieser

Buffer raises error on any unit except decimal degree

Discussion created by sgieser on Aug 23, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2013 by aimong
Hello dear kind GIS Users,

i recently have trouble with the Buffer UPDATE: EVERYtool, when I want to buffer/erase/anything based on Units a Shape File Feature Class by 1000 Meters the Buffer Tool raises the error 999999. It is raised with any Unit Setting except Decimal Degrees.
Its the same when i try to do it via the python console. I think it has something to do with the values beeing processed as Strings, since i think there was some kind of string error raised, but now
import arcpy
arcpy.analysis.Buffer("landuse","landuse1000","1000 Meters")

does raise the error 999999

if i type it with no "" as a number
import arcpy
arcpy.analysis.Buffer("landuse","landuse1000",1)


The Buffer is processed but obviously with a way to huge radius.
Same goes with the Toolbox, nothing works except Decimal Degrees.

As I found out recently it the same with any Tool based on Units...

I don't know whats going on, I mean I get the hint with the string vs. integer, but I can't imagine that the buffer script is somehow corrupted. I would gladly appreciate if anyone can give me a suggestion what to do or a hint where the error is produced :)

Thanks in advance

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