I have been struggling trying to use Tabulate Area in Arc 9.3 for a large raster dataset.
I have one raster with 8 land uses and another vector layer with zones (which I converted to a raster with the same resolution as the raster with 8 land uses, I also used the snap raster function when I did this).
When I use tabulate area separately for the two datasets, I get different areas. To cross check, I tabulated area using one of the polygons in the vector dataset for tabulate area, and got quite a significant difference in area as well.
Any suggestions on what would be the best way to tabulate area for a large dataset?