buffers

A gray map of Oklahoma with the point locations of cities buffered in different sized purple circles depending on the elevation.

Buffers in GIS

Caitlin Dempsey

A buffer in GIS is a reclassification based on distance.

Enhancing Shorelines with Vector-Based Coastal Vignettes

Caitlin Dempsey

Creating coastal vignettes using GIS or mapping software is a cartographic technique that adds depth to open water on a map.