These are additional instructions for using the Buffer Action. Follow the /wiscomp/images/blis below.

First you select features of the active layer with the 'Select by Rectangle' tool or use highlighted features that are the result of a query.

Here a rectangle was drawn to select three brownfield sites:

While a feature is highlighted, choose Buffer from the Actions drop down list to open the Buffer Function Window:
Select the feature you want to buffer in relation to the original features you selected:
Enter the radius of your buffer:
Click the 'Display Attributes' check box for a list of results:
Click the 'Create Buffer" text box:
The result of the buffer will be drawn on the map and a list will be displayed in a window:

This document was last revised: 6 December 2002
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