I have a series of buffers around points that I want to intersect with FEMA's National Flood Hazard Layer. My goal is to find out which of the buffered points fall within 1% and 0.2% flood chance zones.
Unfortunately, when I open the Intersection tool, I cannot select the Flood Hazard Zones layer as an input -- it just isn't showing up. This layer comes from an ArcGIS REST connection to FEMA's NFHL server that provides the Flood Hazard Zones. Here are the Properties of the layer:
And here is the screenshot showing the Intersection dialog and the dropdown that doesn't show the Flood Hazard Zones layer:
Why can't I select Flood Hazard Zones as a layer to intersect on? I have a suspicion that there's something about this layer that makes it different from the other layers I'm working with, but what?
I've already tried: checking that the projections are all the same, converting the layer from raster to vector (got a nondescript error), and closing/reopening everything.