I have a simple question as I am just getting my head into GIS.
I am trying to compare the demographics of charter schools to traditional public schools. I have universe listings (lat,long) of US public schools in a vector layer with additional layers that include separate listings of
- independent charter schools (not part of a school district) and
- district linked (tabular district/school links) charter schools.
I want to compare the charters to comparable local schools, but this requires exploring multiple matches- district public schools to charter schools in the same districts and then compare schools in a 10 mile buffer of each charter school. Since the independent charters are not linked to a district I would like to use QGIS to connect points to the polygons they are in.
What I cannot figure out is, after I have the schools in a shapefile, how can I generate new ID's to nest 1) charters within the district geographic areas (polygons) and a second id for each charter school that includes all the traditional public schools within the 10 m buffer?
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.