I am looking to calculate the minimum distance from the Center of a polygon (A crescent shaped polygon would have a center inside the polygon) to its edge. I have parcel data and I am trying to calculate in my model I created how tall I can build a cell tower on that parcel. The maximum height that I can build the tower is equal to the minimum distance from the center of the parcel to its edge. Is their a simple way to calculate this? Once I have the minimum distance calculated I can complete my query for my model.
The following approach requires you to have an Advance license:
- Convert your polygons to lines using the Feature To Line tool
- Identify the distance from your centroid point to the line using the Generate Near Table tool
These two steps can be wrapped up in a model.