Raster buffers vs vector buffers

Discussion created by kjen033 on Sep 3, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 3, 2012 by Dan_Patterson
I am trying to determine the difference between a raster buffer and a vector buffer. I am finding information on raster data (grids) and information on vector data (x,y), and I am finding information on what a buffer is (an area covering a feature such as a point or line, up to some distance), but I am having trouble finding any information on the difference between using buffers with raster data versus vector data. Anyone have information on this?