Here is what I am trying to do using ArcGIS Desktop:
I am studying the coastal area, with several headlands and bays. The goal is to find the best suitable areas to install bee-yards (apiaries). One of the criterion I want to use is the amount of usable forage area that is lost by ocean cover, considering a flight range of 2000 m.
Here some abstract examples to help you visualize what I am trying to explain:
If I would install a bee-yard directly on straight coast I would have a loss of 50% percent of usable forage area.
If I would install a bee-yard in the corner of an bay with an 90º angle I would have a loss of 25% percent of usable forage area.
A 90º headland would be 75% loss.
Of course I would need this coverage not directly over the coastline but land inwards. Is there any way to calculate this in ranges of percentage for the whole area I am studying?
The only way I see is to create grid of point data manually (using the same steps as here Calculating relative share of area covered by water/percentage of polygon area that overlaps in ArcGIS for Desktop?) and then making an interpolation of the data.