I have a raster with 6 different values representing species richness. I am trying to evaluate the correspondence of that richness with a layer of 58 polygons that represent the location and home range of other species. Some of the 58 polygons overlap.
In the end for each polygon I need to know which raster value is present (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). I need to repeat this at least 100 times randomizing the polygons locations, therefore trying to visually count would consume too much time.
Is there a tool in ArcGIS that can help me complete this task? I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 Standard License
Check out the Zonal Statistics tool (required Spatial Analyst Extension). If you need to repeat you might consider using ModelBuilder or a Python script with the Zonal Stats tool.