Zonal Statistics using polygons (no raster file)

Discussion created by hshahad on Apr 10, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2013 by hshahad

This is my first post and I am trying to illustrate my question as simply as I can :)

Shapefile 1: Contains sub-basin boundaries of a basin (100+ polygons showing the boundary of each subbasin)
Shapefile 2: Contains numerous (2000+) smaller polygons having their areas calculated within the attribute table.

Goal: Calculate the total area of polygons (Shapefile 2) within the boundary of each sub-basin polygon (Shapefile 1).

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks a lot.