I just computed multiple ring buffers for a point in EPSG 4326 with a 100m interval for a maximum distance of 1000m. I was observing a calculation time of approximately:

  • 50s within ArcMap;
  • 4min in ArcGIS Pro; and
  • 40s as a processing service on ArcGIS Server 10.5.1.

I would like to see the same performance in ArcGIS Pro as well as ArcMAp because I am shipping a toolbox with this arcpy command:

def createDistances(incr,maximum):
    #as we have the raster now, we will need a multiple ring buffer:
    distances = []
    for dist in range(incr,maximum+1,incr):
        distancesString = ";".join(distances)
    return distancesString

distancesString = createDistances(100,1000)
arcpy.analysis.MultipleRingBuffer("Your single point feature", r"your ring buffer name", distancesString, "Meters", "distance", "ALL", "FULL")

Are there ways to increase calculation times in ArcGIS Pro?

I am running this on a X270 with this spec:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7600U CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2904 MHz, 2 Cores, 4 logical processors 16Gb Ram, SSD

no dedicated GPU.


There is no blanket way to "increase calculation times in ArcGIS Pro". This is likely a bug in the Multiple Ring Buffer tool. I work on the Esri development team, and we are making considerable performance enhancements to this tool in the 2.2 release. If you attach your test data in a zip or web location I can give it a shot.

  • I was using a single point feature from a fgdb. No attributes, no domains or anything! – Riccardo Feb 26 '18 at 9:28

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.