I am working in ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 and I am a beginner.
I have very basic, non-overlapping polygons over a raster that represents bathymetry data. I need to figure out various statistics about each polygon (like range) so I figured I would use the Zonal Statistics tool. I also needed the area of the features. So I did this and things were fine.
But then I happened to notice that the areas I got for my polygons were different from the "Shape_area" calculations that I see when I use the "identify" tool (the one in a blue box with an 'i' on it) and click on the polygon.
Which area is correct?