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I have a polygon feature class. I create a buffer for this feature with a distance being 2 km.Now the buffer output intersect with features of the original polygon.So say for instance from the orginal polygon id 1 it creates a buffer polygon with id 1a. Now I want a report or table of all the features the 1a intersects with the original polygon.

Any suggestions??

Thank you.

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An Intersect creates a feature class that in itself is already a Table (or simple report). To answer your question I think more information is needed. Perhaps a diagram of the original feature being buffered and the intersected result, as well as what you are looking for in the table in the way of content and format. I'm assuming that you are using ArcGIS 10 but, if not, your software and version should probably also be included. –  PolyGeo Mar 14 '12 at 5:39
    
ArcGIS 10 or QGIS 1.7.3 –  Senthil Mar 14 '12 at 6:50
    
I've not tried with QGIS but with ArcGIS there are many options depending on what you are wanting to do. Perhaps you can supply a diagram of the original feature being buffered and the intersected result you are after, as well as what you are looking for in the report in the way of content and format. In broad outline the steps will be Buffer, Intersect, write report from attribute table of the result. –  PolyGeo Mar 14 '12 at 8:23
    
The buffer and intersect option works. But then it doesn't give me the output in the format which I want. Guess exporting it to MS Excel and then working on it is the only way around. –  Senthil Mar 14 '12 at 11:08
    
Have you tried creating a report using ArcMap's reporting tool? Under the View menu....View --> Reports --> Create Report... –  Jeff Berry Mar 14 '12 at 14:58
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Excel, as you suggested, could be used, but I would use ReportLab (which outputs to PDF) when using ArcPy for map automation, or the included Report Writer (View | Reports > Create Report) when doing it from the ArcMap GUI.

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