Hi, I am trying to derive reasonable statistics from a raster using buffers around protected areas. Some of them are contiguous so when I create the buffers there are multiple overlaps. I am trying to derive a division of the buffer so that every park has got just one reasonable (cut) buffer area. Any idea? cheers
The problem is dividing the overlapping portions of the buffers in a a reasonable way. It is a hard geometrical problem. One possible way is to connect intersecting buffer in the dissolved buffer perimeter and get the points (blue in the image), get the intesecting points in the periphery of the parks (red points) and connect a line (with I don't know which instruction) to find a way to cut the buffers (see red lines in the image). Thanks
well you have one.
Don't dissolve the buffers and assign those that clearly belong to one area to it...
what does that look like?
does that change the location of where you place your markers for division?
The rules get more complex making a simple solution almost impossible... I would just justify yours and use it... it will probably be as good if not better than anyone else's