how to measure cover types in buffer

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11-30-2011 09:57 AM
LilaniSamarakoon
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Hi,
I have land cover shp file which contains cropland, wetland, grassland, shrub and forest, etc.
In another layer I have established 100m buffer around wetlands. Then I need to measure the area of each of these cover types in the buffer area.
How can I do this ?
Thanks
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DavidWilliams
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Clip your land use polys with your buffer polys, then add a numeric attribute to your output layer and calculate their areas using the "Calculate Geometry" tool in ArcMap

ArcToolbox > Analysis Tools > Extract > Clip
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