- By Dena Paris
- February 2, 2012
- Tags: spatial portal help
The nearest locality tool identifies the five closest gazetteer features to a point clicked on the map.
From the menu option, select ‘Tools’, and then ‘Nearest locality’.
The nearest feature tool dialogue window instructs the user to click on the map to generate the nearest localities.
The named gazetteer features are shown by markers on the map and in a table that includes latitude and longitude, distance to the feature, and compass bearing. The latitude and longitude of the point clicked is prominently displayed.
Continue to click elsewhere on the map to add new markers. The five latest gazetteer features are shown in the table. Click the ‘remove all markers’ link to clear all.
These gazetteer features could help the user decide which gazetteer polygon to use in adding an area.
The latitude, longitude of named features and the actual point clicked could help with the task of building a list of points to load into the Spatial Portal. See Import Points ».
If chosen correctly, the tool could also be used to find the nearest winery 🙂