I am analyzing two maps of different scales. I would like to quantify the difference between the two maps. The data is in vector format but I am willing to rasterize it. The data comprises of polygons, which contain categorical data that are string attributes. The attribute represents a code of multiple environmental variables that have a range.
Can anyone give me some directions in techniques, solutions, and/or ESRI tools to help with spatial analyses/statistics? Source papers would also be welcome!