Not having them depend on decimal degrees, but on a certain distance.

When I use a tool it asks me the length of the cell in degrees, but I want all sides of every cell to be equal and with degrees it always makes rectangular cells or different lengths.

  • What tool are you using? – PolyGeo May 16 '16 at 6:49

You can do this with both the Create Fishnet tool or the Grid Index Features tool.

Create Fishnet is a bit more configurable, and can output either polygon or polyline. Both will allow you to set a width and height.

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I will also recommend a free tools developed by Jenness Enterprises

It is just in case you need to use other shapes or point grids.

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