Is there a way to get the depth of a parcel in ArcGIS Basic (or QGIS)? Depth meaning the distance from the road (frontage) to the rear of the property. I should also mention that not all parcels are rectangular or square, many parcels are irregular shapes.
In order to accomplish your task, your workflow could go something like this:
- Ensure you polygons have some sort of unique_id on them
- Convert your polygon vertices to points (maintaining the unique_id on each point)
- Run a near analysis for the points to the roads
- Run a statistics on the results of the near to find the maximum distance from a road for each unique_id - this should give you depth