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Improving Albuquerque Crime Incidents Query

10 Feb

In my last post, I showed how to query the Albuquerque Crime Incident. This post will improve on it.

In my original post, you had to do the following:

  1. Catch a point on click
  2. Draw a buffer
  3. Get the envelope of the buffer
  4. Query

There was nothing wrong with this, but it does bring in incidents beyond a half mile – the envelope is a square representation of the buffer. But we used the envelope parameter in the REST endpoint so we had no choice.

Well, let’s use the polygon parameter and only grab points in our buffer!

In the original code, after the line:

buffered = turf.buffer(b,.5,”miles”);

add the line below.


You can remove the envelope line from the original code.

Now, just change your parameters to reflect the geometryType=Polygon and the new geometry=g.

var params=”f=json&outSR=4326&outFields=*&geometryType=esriGeometryPolygon&spatialRel=esriSpatialRelIntersects&inSR=4326&geometry=”+g;

You will now have incidents only in your buffer.