I'm trying to use the ModelBuilder to fasten up my work in ArcGIS but I don't know how far I can use it and what's possible. Here is my problem:
I want to analyse agriculture parcels regarding to the watersheds. I have two shapefiles: one with all my parcels and one with all my watersheds.
I now used ModelBuilder to Clip the parcels with each watershed.
This works perfectly and now I have many shapefiles with the parcels from every watershed. (for example: parcels_watershed01.shp, parcels_watershed02.shp,...)
What I would like to do, is use the information I can get from these parcels_watershed shapefiles and bring them into my origin watershed shapefile. For example: I would like to know the area of agriculture parcels inside of each watershed and bring this information into the watershed shapefile.
How can I do this in an automatic way? Is it possible to use ModelBuilder in order to extract an information from one shapefile into another? (I now opened each parcel_watershed shapefile, looked up the statistics of the area and wrote them down and had to fill them manually into the Attribute Table of the watershed shapefile... this is long and I'm sure there must be a better way, but I don’t know how.)
I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.