I'm trying to write a python program that returns the distance from each point in a set to the nearest road.
Specifically, I was looking for any points within 10 meters of the roads.
Both sets of data use WGS84 coordinates.
Near_analysis runs just fine and returns the right results when using
"10 Meters" for the radius option, but the distances returned are in degrees, and I want them in meters for further analysis.
I know I can use a different projection and get the meter measurements I am looking for, but if Near_analysis can search for a radius that is measured in meters, why can't it return results in meters?