I have grass patches and I put a buffer of 250m around them. I did a "dissolve to get larger polygons that overlap, but the attribute table emitted a lot of information, which are important such as the hectare och area. How do I dissolve, and still keep these vital information. Now the next step I want to accomplish is to "merge" grass patches that are less than 500m apart into a larger polygon. I'm having a very hard time doing this.
I'm using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1.
What tools would be recommended?