I am currently working on a project to identify local ponds or water bodies that have high probability of species occurrence. I'm using BioClim climate data, SSURGO soil data, and a DEM layer for a MaxEnt analysis. On top of that I have a global water presence layer from the EU Global Surface Water Explorer. My problem at this point is that the soil layers do not have data where water is present, even if they did I would think they would be moderately different from the outlying perimeter of the water bodies. At this point, the water bodies have been converted to a polygon layer, but I need to extract probability values from the MaxEnt output around the perimeter of these water bodies. I tried using a buffer style extraction, but I got an error that I didn't have enough memory. I could deal with that if necessary, but is there another way around this issue?
I do have the Spatial Analyst toolbox.