Select by buffer
Select by buffer requires that you have already selected attribute/attributes and that you wish to select more using a distance buffer. You may use the same map you used in the previous section (Selecting Features Spatially) with the "Bosberg Local Nature Reserve" selected. Click on the and choose Select by buffer (Check that you are using the in the expanded toolbox).
The following form in the Information Panel will help you with the selection. Choose STEP Protected Areas (Type 1, 2 and 3) from the top drop down box and a 70 kilometer buffer. Note you do not necessarily have to select from the same layer that you did the first selection.
After clicking OK the attributes of all STEP Protected Areas (type 1, 2 and 3) that are within 5 kilometers of Bosberg Local Nature Reserve are show in the Information Panel. These features are indicated in yellow on the map and the buffer area shaded with grey lines.