Finding the nearest feature is something that local government
employees do everyday. It might be finding the nearest hydrant in event
of a fire, nearest water valve for shutoff, or nearest schools and
medical facilities in event of an emergency. With the nearest feature
tool this search can be customized for as many features as you want and
what feature you may be searching for.
In the past government had to rely on paper maps to measure the
distance to a nearest community asset. With the deployment of MapOffice™
and the find nearest feature tool within seconds of clicking or
entering a property you can find the nearest feature that interests the
user. It might be schools, hydrants, parks, valves, place of worship,
community facilities, landmark or medical facilites. As the GIS system
grows so will the possible features to query. Finding the nearest
feature is done quickly and easily using MapOffice™ Advanced.
Currently only available in MapOffice™ advance this feature will soon
be made available to the public as well. Typically residents choose
communties based on the community assets available to them (schools,
parks, emergency protection). By providing this tool at the public level
residents can find the nearest park, place of worship or school. This
public feature will be available at the end of May.