01-07-2021 09:49 AM
New Contributor

I have downloaded a satellite image which is showing patches of forest, barren land, and snow-covered area. The question is how can i calculate forest area, barren land, rivers and ice-covered area? If forest the which types of forest ?

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Esri Contributor

Is this image classified already? If not, you will first need to carry out that classification process. If you are going down that road - you really need to define / decide upon the classes you wish to identify first.

Then, you could look at using a Zonal Statistics approach to calculate % area per class type, or even use Tabulate Area. Really depends on your desired output / workflow!