AM4-1 - Buffers

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Author and Citation Info: 

DiBiase, D., DeMers, M., Johnson, A., Kemp, K., Luck, A. T., Plewe, B., and Wentz, E. (2006). Buffers. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. (2nd Quarter 2016, first digital).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Compare and contrast raster and vector definitions of buffers
  • Outline circumstances in which buffering around an object is useful in analysis
  • Explain why a buffer is a contour on a distance surface