The inclusion of the Buffer Tool in yey’maps provides a useful functionality for creating a “buffer zone” around digitized points, lines, areas, boxes, or circles. This buffer zone serves as a designated area around the initial object. Its distance can be adjusted according to your preferences. By setting the buffer zone distance, you can ensure a smooth spacing between shapes. As no other objects can be placed within this zone. This feature is particularly advantageous for preserving the integrity of specific areas. Such as walkways or isolated buildings, by preventing overlap or disturbance from other regions. In the accompanying image below, a buffer zone of 10 feet is depicted around a line. To utilize the Buffer Tool, simply click on the buffer zone icon (a box with a line in the middle). Select an object, and specify the desired buffer zone distance.
Updated on 11/19/2023