Need to find the acres of a park after buffering.

11-05-2012 11:15 AM
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My name is Dee.

I am trying to find the steps in figuring out how to calulate the acres with within the
South Park Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania that heavy industry cannot be built.

The buffer zone must be 0.25 miles away from parks. I need to know how many acres within
South Park Township is excluded from heavy industry?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Esri Notable Contributor
You'll want to use the Calculate Geometry function first, which will allow you to calculate the acreage of polygon features within a feature class.  You can then right click on the field you just calculated values for go to the Statistics to find the sum of the values within the acreage field.  Let me know if that works out or if you were looking for another approach.
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Thanks, that is what I looking for.
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