I have problems with the Tabulate Area tool.

The polygons in my shapefile overlap and because of this ArcMap does not calculate proper values.

I try to solve this using ModelBuilder where it is possible to do the Tabulate Area for each polygon separately but at the end I would like to combine rows back to one table.

I thought that the solution may be the model only tool called Collect Values?

Can someone help me how to add rows to one table or to save each Tabulate Area result under different names?

I hope that the question is understandable. If not, I will try to rewrite it.

Here is also a picture.

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  • Are you perhaps able to include a few pictures that illustrate what you are trying to do in more detail using a very simple example of perhaps just two polygons that overlap? I've +1-ed your Question in case you need a little more reputation to include pictures.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 22:26
  • FYI, you added links in your question to the ArcGIS 10.2 help files but you tagged your question with ArcGIS 10.0, you may want to clarify what version you're using.
    – John
    Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 4:05
  • PolyGeo thank you for editing. User2856159 - I'm using ArcGIS 10.0. Thank you for help.
    – Eco06
    Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 7:24
  • I found the answer how to save results under different names by using tools "Get Field Value" and "Parse Path".
    – Eco06
    Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 9:17
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    @MtS, Could you please post your answer so others can benefit?
    – Fezter
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 0:58

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Here is the result that worked for me. Still I had to use R later to combine the dbf files into one single long file. enter image description here

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    If you feed the output of your tabulate area tool into a collects tool and expose that as a parameter then the whole model can become a sub-model which feeds into a merge tool, so no need for using R. Have a look at my answer to this question to see what I'm talking about as it is similar.
    – Hornbydd
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:43

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