I have tried Multiple Buffer in ArcMap and I get this image. What I want however is the interval between buffers. I.e. 0-10, 11-20, 21-30 meters.

This tool just uses the point as origin. Hopefully I made my question clear enough.


  • Not clear what you asking. Your results already contain intervals isn't it? Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 9:42
  • Yes, but the buffers are still originating from the point. I want the intervals like this " 0-10, 11-20, 21-30 meters.", In my example the buffers are "0-10, 0-20, 0-30".
    – Mutumba
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 9:45
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    There is Dissolve_option parameter in Multiple buffer ring tool. Try to set it to ALL. Also you can try to use Outside_polygons_only parameter. Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 9:53
  • Thank you ALL solved the problem by then exporting the specific entries in the attribute table. Outside_polygons_only doesn't work with point features unfortunately.
    – Mutumba
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 10:13

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You want Multiple Ring Buffer tool. Just input the point feature class and set the distances. Unless you are using a field with distance remove any field name from Field Name optional. Set Dissolve to ALL.

If you want the intervals as different feature classes use the normal Buffer process and use the output from each process as the input for the next setting Side Type to Outside_Only

  • That is greyed out since I'm using point data as input for the buffers.
    – Mutumba
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 9:59
  • Updated answer. Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 10:03
  • Thank you, your answer is similar to Mr. Che. I wasn't sure what you meant with the second part of your answer though.
    – Mutumba
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 10:15
  • I wasn't sure from your question what exactly you wanted. The second part is if you want each ring as a separate feature class. You just buffer the original point. Then buffer that buffer to the outside only and so on. Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 10:19
  • Aha, I did that by selecting features from the attribute table and then export them.
    – Mutumba
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 10:19

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