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Finding and Using Data

Create a Buffer

How to add a buffer around a location or dataset feature

A buffer is a zone of a specified distance around a location or feature. 
For example, in the following diagram, a buffer of 50km radius has been defined around the location point ‘Lithgow City’ in order to locate any water monitoring sites that are within that radius: 

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To define a buffer, first display one or more datasets, then use the 'I want to...' button to search for a location.
Then, in the left-hand panel:
•    select one of the listed locations
•    select the menu button (depicted by four horizontal lines), then 'Show Buffer Options'
•    enter a Distance for the buffer
•    select the 'Continue' button.