My land cover vector 25m data includes land cover types such as 'Broadleaved woodland' and 'urban'. I have cropped the dataset down to my study area and would like to calculate the area of each land cover in my study area (this information is not included in the attribute table). How can I calculate the area for each land cover?
Add a new field in the attribute table. Give it a name like "area" with a float data type.
Right click the new field and select calculate geometry and specify the units you want to display.
Once this is done you can select the land cover type you to analyze using the select by attributes tool. Once the desired features are selected, right click the area field you just created and select "Statistics". The sum will be the total area for the specified land cover type.