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Editor - Spatial Selection Tool Description

The Spatial Selection tool performs complex searches combining an SQL query of attribute data with a spatial query, in one easy step. The tool can be used, for example, to find all sports facilities within 500 meters of one or more map locations or how many schools lay within 300 of a meters of a selected highway. Such questions are answered fast and simple.

Commonly used spatial query definitions are provided as menu options. The results of a query (i.e., the objects) can be exported to a SHP or KML file, and the attribute list customized to include some attribute fields and exclude others. A built-in document management tool enables linking an object(s) to a document, website, or email. The linked information can be started from the tool and linked pictures shown inside the tool.

Below is an example of a search for instances of a specified object type located inside 50 meter buffers of selected points on the map.


The Spatial Selection Tool is an extension to the TatukGIS Editor, developed using the Editor’s built-in scripting tools and object API. The creator of this module (TatukGIS value added partner SmallToGo) has deep experience with GIS systems for municipal water pipe, gas, and electricity networks and has developed a number of custom Editor modules for GIS management of network infrastructure.