Best Workflow for pipeline analysis is?

Discussion created by edwardtanas on Oct 10, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2013 by xander_bakker
I have an upcoming task and I wanted to solicit some suggestions on the best workflow upon to reach my desired output..

The task is to determine if a contiguous pipeline falls outside or inside of certain restricted areas such as riparian management areas that are..I want to then have the pipeline feature broken out where it does and does not fall within that certain distance from those features

restricted for any activity or roads or railways boundaries

ie. the pipeline must not fall within 20 meters of a river or within 20 meters of a road or railway..

I imagine constructing buffers would be involved in this process...

Using Spatial analyst is the best tools for this?

Thank you