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Consider this scenario: A city manager is considering an application for a permit to build an industrial plant on a parcel in the city.

Consider this scenario: A city manager is considering an application for a permit to build an industrial plant on a parcel in the city. The city manager wishes to send out a notice to all homeowners within 20 miles of the parcel the plant may get built on to get feedback on the application. She wants to use GIS to help her.  (Assume the city manager has access to many different datasets including parcel data, homeowner data, etc)

a.) Buffer the residential properties with a 10-mi radius. Export the buffer. 2) Select homeowners from a standalone table using a spatial query. 3) Join the buffer with the standalone table. 4) Overlap the buffer join with the plant parcel. 5) Export the feature class, and use the attribute table to generate your mailing list.


b.)This is not a job for GIS. She will have to use a printed map to notify the homeowners.


c.) Buffer the parcel on which the industrial plant will be built with a 10-mi radius. 2) Select other parcels by location to identify what parcels fall within the 10 mile buffer zone around the plant. 3) Select by attribute (SQL query) to narrow down the parcel selection to residential parcels only. Export the selection. 4) Do a table join between the residential parcels and a standalone table containing parcel homeowner data to see who owns each parcel. Export the joined table, and use it to generate your mailing list.


d.) Select residential parcels with an SQL query. 2) Buffer all the residential parcels with a 10-mi radius. 3) Select the industrial plant parcel by location, to see if it falls in the residential buffer zones. 4) Using a table join, join the residential parcels with the buffer features. 5) Export the joined table, and use it to generate your mailing list.

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