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The Buffer tool will take any polygon or polyline spatial object and
expand or contract its extents by the user specified value.
- Specify the Spatial
Field that contains the spatial object to be buffered.
- User can choose whether or not to include the
original spatial object in the output stream. The default is unchecked
so the object is not included.
- Generalize to 1%
of Buffer size, default. This is a speed optimization as it
will cut down on the amount of nodes in the buffered object.
- Set the Buffer Size parameters
- Specific Value:
user can input a numerical value and all records will be buffered
to this size
- From Field:
user can select a numerical field in the connection stream and
each record will be buffered by the value of that field.
user can choose to buffer the object in units of Miles or Kilometers
Example of a buffered polygon object: The image
below shows a positive buffer (1 mile) and a negative buffer (-1 mile).
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