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Spatial join - distance from outline

Question asked by amarsden on Jan 12, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2016 by xander_bakker



Anyone any ideas how I can do a spatial join that is similar to the "within distance of"  but looks at the outline of the initial feature?


So, for example, I have a polygon and some points.  I want to join the two layers where the points are within a set distance of the OUTLINE - so if it is 1 m from the outline, either outside the polygon or inside it gets counted.  If it is 1 metre away from the outline INSIDE the polygon it gets ignored.





Edit - as I work around I have used FME to create a polyline version of the feature, retaining the origional object ID, the doing the join, then hoplefully atribute join the original layer back to get the joincount - which is the field I am after.