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Excuse the very simple question. How do i find the area of a selected polygon feature in a shapefile?

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What software are you using? –  Get Spatial Jul 6 '12 at 15:23
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It's not that simple if you have to do it programmatically :-) –  menjaraz Jul 24 '12 at 9:46
    
similar question gis.stackexchange.com/questions/30006/… (QGIS specific) –  underdark Jul 24 '12 at 10:22
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Not trying to be terse, but given that you are using shapefiles it may be reasonale to assume you might have access to ArcGIS. If so, the directions here:

http://soa.utexas.edu/crp/gis/arcgis_tips/area_calculation.html

are quite clear.

then simply select the polygon and look at your attribute table.

Answer GetSpatial's question and there are plenty of other options

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