Buffering process

Discussion created by bob_says48 on Feb 13, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2013 by Wayne_Whitley
Hi guys,

In terms of buffering, how do you go about when you want to buffer it based on certain criterias. In my case, I'm trying to buffer a series of segments road lines. I would like to buffer them based on the number of lanes they have (0-3) in which if the number falls between 0-2 I want to buffer them to 5 meters and if the number of lanes fall in 3 I want to buffer them to 8 meters.

I looked at the buffering parameter and it seems that it  only allows you to buffer based on distance or felds. Distance won't work for me because i need to buffer them in 5m or 8 meters. Same thing goes to field since the field "number of lanes" doesn't specify their linear units.

I'm wondering if this is possilbe. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!