How do you convert from USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic to meters? Or, to latitude and longitude?
I am using ArcGIS 10.1, and within it, ArcMap. The shapefile I have reports the coordinates as USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic. I want to take areas and distances of the polygons and they are very large due to the units. I am wondering how to convert to meters.
In particular, I want to do distance calculations, and I worry that Albers distorts the distances. How can get the most precise and meaningful distances when the shapefile orginated as Albers Equal Conic?
The shapefile is of United States counties. I would like to compute its distances within it.