Your nearest wetland

How close are you to a wetland? Windham has lots of wetlands so chances are that you are close to one.

I created a distance matrix to show just how close we all are to wetlands here. To do that I use the wetlands polygon layer and the 911 addresses which is a point layer. First you need to extract nodes from the polygon layer so we have two point layers between which lines can be drawn. The lines are drawn from the 911 address to the nearest point on the perimeter of the wetland polygon.

Here’s what that looks like:

The green lines connects address and wetland.

The distances range from 1 foot to 1334 and the average is 308.