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I have a grid 5X5 sqkm and another vector layer with 2 different land cover type (let's say "forest"/"no forest").

I wish all the squares composing the grid to get a value ranging from 0 to 1 accordingly to the extent of their area intersecting the "forest".

A square completely covered by forest should assume the value 1, while a square with no forest at all a 0 value.

How can I determine how much of a Vector Grid is intersected by another polygon layer using ArcGIS for Desktop?

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  • What precisely have you tried, and where are you stuck? Please ask about just one GIS product in a question like this because while similar the steps will not be identical in the two GIS products that you mention.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 6:17

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