MapWindow:Desktop:Buffer

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Buffer Shapes

(GIS Tools - Vector)

This tool creates buffer shapefiles at selected distances from the original features.

- Ensure GIS Tools plug-in is enabled

- Click on [GIS Tools] then Click on [Vector]

- Click on [Buffer Shapes] to open the Buffer Shapes box Image:image121.gif

- Select layer to buffer

- Decide if buffering is applied to all shapes or just selected ones.

- If selecting features, click to select feature to buffer, or hold down control key and click on multiple features.

- Select distance; remember it is the same units as the users data.

- Set name and browse to folder for resulting shapefile to be saved in

- Click [OK] The new buffer shapefile will be added to the map layer view.

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