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:
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.