Nearest Locality

Nearest Locality

  • 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.

Nearest Locality

From the menu option, select ‘Tools’, and then ‘Nearest locality’.

Nearest locality menu option

Nearest locality menu option

The nearest feature tool dialogue window instructs the user to click on the map to generate the nearest localities.

Click on the map for the five nearest localities

Click on the map for the five 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.

Nearest localities to the clicked hand pointer

Nearest localities to the clicked hand pointer

These gazetteer features could help the user decide which gazetteer polygon to use in adding an area.

Select one of the above locations using the gazetteer

Select one of the above locations using the gazetteer

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 🙂