I am trying to calculate percent canopy cover within a buffer for each site I have. Here are the steps I took.
- I used the tabulate area function with the canopy cover layer to get the area for each location
- I added up rows 3-74 to get total canopy (I excluded row 2 from this part since the value is zero which would mean that there isn't any canopy from what I interpreted). To get the total area I added row 2 to the total canopy number.
- I divided total canopy by the total area to get the percent canopy for each site.
By using the tabulate area function I think the numbers for each row should be meters squared.
Is this correct?