It would be nice if there was an option to buffer in the Select widget. My idea would be to buffer two different ways:
- Enter a buffer distance and select units from a dropdown, and then have the tool buffer a rectangle, polygon, circle, line, or point (current there is no select by point option) and select all features within that buffer area.
- When a feature is selected from one of the map layers, one of the available actions under "Show actions on selected feature(s)" could be an option to buffer the feature. The user would have to enter the buffer distance and choose units from a dropdown, and then a new selection would run selected all features within that buffer area.