I have a large dataset of habitat information that I need to calculate distances from animal locations to the closest polygon of each habitat type. The way to do this, that I understand, would be to create Euclidean distance rasters for each habitat type. But in order to do this I need to break apart the original layer into many different parts. I can do this by "Select by attribute" and create a new layer for each one, but I was wondering if there was a tool that automates that and breaks apart a layer into multiple smaller layers by unique values in a column. If not, oh well, I'll get down to selectin' and creatin'.
Thanks in advance.