Spatial-query-tool, ideas and specs to refactor current tool

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Analyse of other equivalent tools and UI:

Analyse of Arcgis spatial query tool:

UI overview:

  • Selection methods (multiple layers can be put as targets) :

Create new selection
add to current selection
remove from selection
select from selection
source layer choice + option to use only selected objects of source layer

  • spatial query method

target intersects source ( +3d option)
target is in distance of source + distance parameter + units
targets include source
targets entirely include source
targets are within source
targets are entirely within source
targets touches sources (share a boundary)
targets shares a line segments
targets are crosses by source boundary
targets have their centroid inside source

IMHO, the only drawback is to have spatial selection methods well understood by common end user. I really liked Geoprocessing wizard that showed little pictures for each rule. We could have a floating panel of that kind (drawn better of course)


arcgis_spatial_query.jpg (59.3 KB) Regis Haubourg, 2013-01-08 02:21 AM

spatial_relations.jpg (26.8 KB) Regis Haubourg, 2013-01-08 02:25 AM