I have a shapefile with the several roads. I am using the Euclidean distance tool in ArcGIS to create different distance bands from the roads. However, despite being careful to ensure that all the layers are in a projected co-ordinate system (UTM in this case), the tool refuses to calculate the distances in meters.
The image below shows a screenshot of the settings used for the euclidean distance tool (the cell size is being left out, and hence getting calculated automatically):
The following screenshot shows the output, using a discrete symbology:
As you can see the distances seem to be calculated in decimal-degrees and not in meters. The roads layer cover a significantly large areas, thus a value of 0.007 is too small.
I have used the distance measure tool too:
Where am I going wrong? How can I ensure that the distances being calculated by the Euclidean distance tool are in meters (i.e. the map units)?