Something Similar to Central Feature Tool?

Discussion created by AlexandreH_275G on Nov 13, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2018 by jsandhu-esristaff

Hello everyone,


I am just learning GIS in my advanced GIS class for my masters program. We went over statistical data tools such as the central feature tool. I'm curious to know if GIS has another tool that is similar but works in a slightly more detailed way.


I will provide an image illustrating my problem if I can't communicate it clearly or just as an additional aid--my brain is fried from all the school work so please stick with me!


I have a central point feature (many of them, but lets stick with one). This point relates to a bus stop. I have many points all inside of a layer -- these are intersections. What I need to do is find all intersections that are--as close as possible--equidistant to the central bus stop and the outside edge of the polygon they all fall within.


The polygons in my shape file are super irregular so I don't feel that comfortable looking at the area, finding out what that would be in a circle, and using half the diameter to then perform a select by attribute:distance function. At least, this was one--if not crude--solution I have thought of.



Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Thank you so much!