I have two shapefiles, one with some 100 buffers and one with polygons of which I want to calculate the areas within the buffer overlap areas, but with regards to the adjacent buffers. E.g. the area sum of the polygons within the overlap between 2 and 4, 3 and 2 etc.
So far, I have calculated the overlap zones by using the intersections tool and then intersect those areas again with the polygon shapefile. Summing up manually is a very tedious job, but I cannot get my head around how to achieve this automatically with ArcMap.
Edit: I maintained all the original attributes of both shapefiles (centroid, unique ID etc.) Each buffer has an unique ID, which has been transfered to the clusters as well. I have duplicates within the intersection shapefile depending on the number of buffers which intersect. Same applies to the polygons whose areas I want to calculate.