Single buffer

To create a single buffer (Fig. 28):

  1. Type “buffer” into the Search window (or browse to Analysis Tools > Proximity > Buffer in the ArcToolbox).
  2. Select the Buffer (Analysis) tool.
  3. Input features will be the colony locations: colony_locations.
  4. Create a new output feature class: buffers.shp.
  5. Choose “2000 m” as the search radius.
  6. Leave the default options for the remaining.
  7. Click OK.

The results show the buffered area surrounding each point (Fig. 29).

Fig. 28. The dialog box of the Buffer tool.



Fig. 29. The resulting 2000m buffers around each colony location