Find nearby features
Using the Find nearby tool, you can easily find locations that are near other locations on your map. For example, you may want to find distribution centers that are near a warehouse.
The Find nearby tool lets you select features on the map and find features that are within a specified distance or drive time of the selection. When you make a selection, interactive behaviors configured on the specified selection layer are automatically triggered. For example, suppose the report author configured an interactive behavior on a layer showing retailer locations to update a list of retailers organized by profit and revenue. When you select a group of retailer locations on the map, the list automatically updates to reflect your selection.
Configured interactive behaviors are also triggered based on locations found. For example, suppose you want to find customers within a certain drive time of the selected retailer locations. If the report author configured an interactive behavior on the customer layer to update a list of customer addresses, this behavior will be triggered when customers within the specified drive time are found and selected on the map.
The Find nearby tool is only available for layers created from SAP Dashboards data and for feature service layers.
- From the Tools menu, choose Analyze features.
- From the Choose a layer drop-down menu, choose the layer containing the features you want to select.
- Do any of the following to make selections.
Interactive behaviors configured on the specified selection layer will automatically be triggered when you make a selection.
- Press the Rectangle selection tool and drag a rectangle on the map to select the features you want.
- Press the Free-hand selection tool and drag a freehand shape on the map to select the features you want.
- To select a single feature, press the feature on the map while either of the selection tools is enabled.
Continue to draw shapes or press individual features to select more features as needed.
To pan the map while making selections, use the Pan tool.
For point features, only features that are completely within the selection area are included in the selection.
If your map has point features that have been clustered, you will not be able to select the clustered features on the map. You can turn off clustering to select the individual point features. See Configure clustering.
- To clear all selections or remove part of your selection, do one of the following:
- Press the Remove from selection tool and drag a rectangle on the map around the features you want to remove from the selection.
- Press the Clear selection tool to clear all selections in the layer.
- If you are using the compact Analyze features pane, press More to view all available selection options.
- Under What do you want to do with your selection, press Find nearby.
- From the What do you want to find drop-down menu, choose the layer containing the locations you want to find.
- Press Ring to search within a specified distance around the selection, or press Drive time to search within a specified drive time of the selection.
- If you chose Ring, specify a radius in either miles or kilometers. If you chose Drive time, specify the maximum drive time from the selection in minutes or hours.
The Drive time option is only available when the specified selection layer is a point layer.
- Press Find.
Interactive behaviors configured on the specified Find nearby layer are triggered based on the features found.
If you chose Ring, Esri Maps for SAP BusinessObjects generates a new temporary layer containing the circles that define the search radius. The features encompassed within that radius are selected on the specified layer.
If you chose Drive time, Esri Maps for SAP BusinessObjects generates a new temporary layer containing the shapes that define the search area. The features encompassed within those polygons are selected on the specified layer.
The search area for each Find nearby action is generated as a temporary layer in the Contents pane, using the name of the original layer with a prefix indicating the name of the related action, for example, Find nearby buffer - LayerName. You can use these layers as reference for future select actions.
These layers are temporary and are not saved with the map.