I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.
I have two layers. The first is a raster layer representing density of birds over a given area. The second layer is a polygon layer representing property boundaries, of which there are roughly 14,000.
I'm attempting to prioritize the polygon features based on the corresponding density of shorebirds. The nature of the polygon layer is such that some polygons cover multiple cells in the raster, while some are small and in some cases cover less than a single cell in the raster.
Ideally what I would like to do is where a polygon overlaps with the raster layer, I would like to assign the highest corresponding value from the raster layer to an attribute field of the given polygon feature. In a perfect world, where the polygon is large enough that it covers multiple cells in the raster, I would like to either take the mean value of those cells, or alternatively assign the highest value to the polygon.
I can't figure out how or if this can be done.