6.5.5. Buffer(s)

Buffers are one of the most important geoprocessing operations and frequently used for data analysis and cartography. A buffer increases the features area by a given radius, exactly following its original geometry (point, line or polygon). Buffers are also useful for determining proximities. For honey bees, this tool could be useful for determining the extent of the foraging radius with regards to various land covers, for example.
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