I have overlapping polygon data that I would like to 'combine' in ArcGIS and I'm running up against the 20 band maximum for rasters.
I'm interested in solutions using this basic method with ArcGIS Desktop.
I have many overlapping polygons 300+ that represent ranges of animals within a large area 100,000+ Acres. I have many unique attributes for each polygon representing various characteristics for the individual. I also have 30m categorical raster data for vegetation, ownership, and several other layers. I attempted to look at this by trying to split up the feature class (.shp file) with the 300+ polys into individual files then convert feature -> raster, then obviously I run into the issue of too many
I'm beginning to think it would be easier to convert the raster layers (vegetation and ownership e.g.) raster - > polygon and then use the cross tabulation tool.