shrug-l: Autobuffering(?!?!?)

Pienta, David David.Pienta@dep.state.fl.us
Thu, 29 Sep 2005 12:08:46 -0400


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Can you just add the layer 2x and name them different things?

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From: shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us
[mailto:shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Sykes, John
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 11:54 AM
To: shrug-L@lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: shrug-l: Autobuffering(?!?!?)



Here's a hypothetical question.=20

It's easy to select a layer, create a buffer around it's features and =
select
the information from other layers that intersects or falls completely =
within
that buffer (you can use Select by Location, Edit Toolbar or the Buffer
Wizard).

But how about buffering a layer within itself?=20

Confused?  Here's an example of what I am looking for (purely =
theoretical).=20

Suppose I have a shapefile with points representing all the 100 Fire =
Stations
in a major city.  The city manager wants to know which Fire Stations are
within 2 miles of another Fire Station, with the thought that some of =
these
redundant stations could be closed and the resources better utilized.  =
How do
I create a buffer that would show this? or is using buffers even the =
right
way to go about it?  Keep in mind that I am not a programmer, so I'm not
looking for a complicated script or Python program to do this.  I'm =
primarily
looking for interactive ways of doing this with built-in ArcView/ArcInfo
tools/commands.

Suggestions are appreciated and, trust me, no Fire Stations are actually
subject to closure, I just thought that it was a good example.

-- John=20


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<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D4>Here's a hypothetical question.</FONT> =
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<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D4>It's easy to select a layer, create a =
buffer around=20
it's features and select the information from other layers that =
intersects or=20
falls completely within that buffer (you can use Select by Location, =
Edit=20
Toolbar or the Buffer Wizard).</FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D4>But how about buffering a layer within =
itself?</FONT>=20
</P>
<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D4>Confused?&nbsp; Here's an example of what =
I am=20
looking for (purely theoretical).</FONT> </P>
<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D4>Suppose I have a shapefile with points =
representing=20
all the 100 Fire Stations in a major city.&nbsp; The city manager wants =
to know=20
which Fire Stations are within 2 miles of another Fire Station, with the =
thought=20
that some of these redundant stations could be closed and the resources =
better=20
utilized.&nbsp; How do I create a buffer that would show this? or is =
using=20
buffers even the right way to go about it?&nbsp; Keep in mind that I am =
not a=20
programmer, so I'm not looking for a complicated script or Python =
program to do=20
this.&nbsp; I'm primarily looking for interactive ways of doing this =
with=20
built-in ArcView/ArcInfo tools/commands.</FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D4>Suggestions are appreciated and, trust =
me, no Fire=20
Stations are actually subject to closure, I just thought that it was a =
good=20
example.</FONT></P>
<P><B><FONT face=3D"Monotype Corsiva" size=3D5>-- John</FONT></B> =
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