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Area is a quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional surface or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane.

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How to calculate the shared area between a raster and a shape file in ArcGIS 10?

I have a raster file with 5 classifications developed from habitat modelling algorithms. I'd like to know how much of 2 classes of the raster is covered by the network of protected areas (Shape file). ...
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How to exclude some parts of raster classes based on size of area?

I have a raster file with 5 classifications. I've calculated area for all of the classes via Zonal geometry, Arcmap 10. Now, I want to exclude patches which are smaller than 100 sq. km. and ...
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Calculating area [closed]

I have a polygon layer. I toggled to edit mode. I added a new column, while number (integer) and called it "area". I then use the field calculator - geometry - $area to populate the polygon area for ...
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What are the units of the calculated area from a raster in decimal degree

I'm trying to calculate area for a raster file which contains 2 layers (0 for unsuitable habitat and 1 for suitable). It's been calculated successfully but I don't know what is the unit of the ...
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Compute global DEM topographic indices and compromise projections

I would like to compute global topographic indices based on SRTM elevation data. These indices are computed along river/channel networks extracted from a DEM and are a functions of both local slope ...
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How to combine (join?) two overlapping polygons to determine combined area they cover?

How do I combine (join?) two overlapping polygons to determine the combined area they cover in ArcGIS 10? I am sure the Geoprocessing tools can do it, but just how eludes me.
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How to calculate area in sq km of an ellipsoid shapefile

In QGIS, I often find myself setting up projects with an ellipsoid coordinate system (e.g. WGS84) so that the resulting maps have lat lon scales, etc. Often in these projects I also need to do some ...
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Raster area (QGIS) problem explained

I would like to know the area that each value in a raster has... The raster I have has values from 2-15 and I would like to know the area that each value is occupaying within my polygon... Thanks! I ...
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Calculate area within Python script in Arcmap

I am trying to calculate the area of a polygon within my Python script. I create a new polygon from merging two together, and I'd like to add the area of the resulting polygon to a field in the output ...
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Calculating area gets a different result

I've calculated the area of polygons with QGIS by using ctr-i - geometry - $area. I've set it on real. The results seem fine, but I've noticed they differ from the area given when I use the ...
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How to measure the area of polygons within a fishnet

I am currently trying to measure the area of polygons within each square of a fishnet. The aim of what I am doing is to work out the proportion of different agri-environment schemes by 1km squares. ...
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QGIS 1.8.0 Mac where is measure window or measure area symbol?

Just trying to measure the area of a selected polygon (a few km2) but can't find out where the measure symbol is (mentioned in some posts here) or how to get the measure window shown in the manual. ...
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How to calculate the area of rasters in QGIS?

I have been working with some rasters and would like to know how to calculate the area occupied by one element of a raster in Qgis.
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Calculate polygon area inside extent

We're using ArcMap 10.0 sp5, creating a tool in c# using the ArcObjects sdk. Is there a built in function or simple set of steps that calculates the area of each feature of a polygon layer within a ...
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The number of digit of decimal point when you calculate area of polygon in QGIS1.8.0

I would like to change the number of digit of decimal point when I calculate area. For example Now: 32.456677 Ideal: 32.46 I try to adjust "output field width" and "Precision" These don't work well. ...
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Auto-calculate field (area or formula)

I'm wondering if anyone has any insight into the potential to auto-calculate the value of a field, either area or distance (ideally) or a formula (based on the values of say 2 other fields, or an ...
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Polygonize vegetation area from Landsat7 RGB using QGis / Bilko?

I'm trying to extract the areas with vegetation as a polygon-shape from a landsat7-image, 30m resolution, RGB, using QGis 1.8 or Bilko or (hopefully in the near future) ArcGIS. The area is in Northern ...
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Which area measurement to trust? - The same polygon in GoogleEarth v. ArcGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the most accurate coordinate system for calculating areas of polygons? I'm currently involved in comparing the "official metropolitan" areas of several cities ...
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Getting coordinates of pixels

I want to compute an area of certain object on a picture using Monte Carlo method. The picture shows some shape on white background. To do so I figured out that I'd get the coordinates of non-white ...
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QGIS define hexagon area around mapped points

I am using QGIS to map a number of radio antennas (for mobile network). Once I have the layer of the sites (done), I would like to assign to each site a coverage area (envelope). I could achieve that ...
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How to use field calculator for area calculations in QGis? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Calculate area between contour lines on a DEM with Qgis 1.8.0-Lisboa Based on a DEM of a whole country I have reclassified altitudinal bands with steps of 100 metres ...
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PostGIS: worldwide area calculation

I have a table with polygons in EPSG 4326. These polygons are distributed all over the world, for example: POLYGON((10.7324632658845 59.9253049236956,10.7331908150806 ...
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How do I get the area of a WGS84 polygon in square meters?

The following gives me the area of the polygon in square degrees: SELECT ST_Area(ST_GeomFromText('POLYGON((871325.790874952 6105405.3261047,871418.748307692 6105359.72944624,871346.22022442 ...
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How to calculate te area between contour lines on a DEM with Qgis 1.8?

Does anyone know how to calculate the area in km² for each altitudinal band (between 100 and 200, 200 and 300...) based on a DEM? I added the contour lines with a distance of 100 metres but could not ...
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area weighted average for overlapping polygons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use NASS county level crop data to estimate crop acreage in hydrologic regions? It seems like an easy problem but I don't know how to go about it. I have two ...
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How to split an irregular polygon into equal areas?

I am a surveyor and use QGIS for maintaining soil test records on civil projects and am constantly provided with test lot area or number of lots required. These are more often than not irregular in ...
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Determine density or cover from a raster layer that has been clipped by a polygon

I am a very new GIS user using ArcMap 10. I have a raster layer of tree canopy that I have clipped so that the layer is in a polygon that is a circle with a 2km radius. I have done this for four ...
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How do I represent the whole Earth as a Polygon?

This is related to determining the interior of a Polygon. My difficulty is that if I specify a Polygon covering the Earth going from East to West, it will still have a boundary along the ...
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How do different GIS systems determine a Polygon's interior?

I'm interested in understanding how real-world GIS systems and their data encode Polygons. Specifically, how do they resolve the ambiguity of a Polygon's interior on a sphere? Background: in 2D, ...
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Transform csv-coordinates into area

I'm working with an inventory of a species in Southern Sweden. I have recorded my findings (together with coordinates, name of the species and year of finding) and created a CSV-file with i have ...
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How to compute geodesic area in GeoDjango?

I have some polygons which can be anywhere in the world. I would like to compute their areas. The GeoDjango docs for GEOSGeometry.area don't specify whether it is geometric or geodesic area, but ...
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PostGIS - area-weighted calculation on an intersection

I'm trying to learn postgis sql by performing some familiar operations from ArcGIS. Here, I want to perform an area-weighted calculation of certain populations on the intersection of a set of parcels ...
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calculate area of vegetations in a raster file

How do I calculate area of several vegetation types in a raster (.img file type) image. They are color coded. Am using QGIS (1.8.0) and ERDAS 9.2.
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How to get correct area calculation using Google Mercator?

i use QGIS with openlayers-plugin and i´ve loaded google satellite as a layer. what i want to do is making a shape-layer (polygon) with the goal to get the area values of the polygons. i´ve activated ...
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How to measure area correctly?

I have now used my entire evening, but I can't figure out how to make areal calculations (eg. in km2). I have tried the 'field calculator', I have tried the 'measure area' function on the "attributes" ...
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How to single out country data from a world data map?

Say that i have two "data sources"; A global map of average wind speeds, A shape file (or similar information) of all country borders in the world. How do i combine these two sources and extract ...
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Summarize polygon area using another polygon

I have a shapefile representing public/private lands in Montana. This is a multipart shapefile where I've simplified attributes so that #1==private and #0==public. Next I have a shapefile of ...
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ESRI android SDK Calculate area in square meters from polygon geometry

Hello I have a Polygon object in ESRI Android SDK that I'm creating on a map, I would like to calculate that polygon object to square meters. currently I use double area=polygon.calculateArea2D(); ...
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How can I get my Qgis area calculations in metres rather than degrees? My shapefiles are projected using WGS 1984 UTM fuseau 35 Sud

I am using Qgis 1.7.4 to calculate the area of polygons. My shapefiles have been projected using the coordinate system WGS 1984 UTM fuseau 35 Sud, but my area calculations are still displayed in ...
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GeoTools, add column in query with CQL

I'm trying to query the database (DataStore) and want to let the datastore calculate a value for me. In SQL I would do it like this: SELECT name, ST_Area(ST_Intersection(the_geom, ....) AS myValue ...
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How to calculate the area of a polygon considering the relief?

I work in a fire department and i'm mapping all the fires that occur in my area, creating polygons that represent burnt areas. my problem is that the values are not accurate... for instance, arcgis ...
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How to calculate buffer surface that falls within another layer's borders

The image below shows what two selected layers. One contains a series of borders, and the other a series of buffers. I am trying to obtain the buffered surface within each of the borders in the ...
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How to calculate polygon areas and perimeters using QGIS?

Using QGIS, if I load a polygon layer and make a new column, how do I fill that column with the: area of each polygon and another column with length of the perimeter of each polygon?
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How to calculate area of 1 x 1 degree cells in a raster

I have a simple array (not geo-referenced in any way) in Matlab (which is not a language I know a huge amount about...so I can export it to other languages if needed) which has the dimensions 180 x ...
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Why does ST_Area(g.geom) + ST_Area(p.geom) - ST_Area(ST_Union(g.geom,p.geom)) produce negative result when using ST_Overlaps(g.geom, p.geom) = true?

I have two set of shape data. Let's say file gov.shp contains list of post codes and their boundaries. File post.shp contains list of government area name and their boundaries. I want to find out the ...
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Finding the area of a polygon feature in a shapefile [closed]

Excuse the very simple question. How do i find the area of a selected polygon feature in a shapefile?
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How to calculate forest area of a bitmap (jpeg) map?

I have a map of 1:50,000 scale map in .jpg format. Can i calculate the land area of forest,lakes etc from arcmap.Anybody can give me the step to do it? And I want to know what is the coordinate ...
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Convert area from square meters to degrees globally

I have a global raster file with 3600x1800 pixels. I don't have any information about the projection used. The raster contains one band with a quantity with the unit "per square meter". How can I ...
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Projections appropriate for global analysis that preserve area and that preserve distance (but not necessarily in the same projection)

I am looking for a projection (or a set of projections) that decently preserve distances so that I can buffer every country in the world and have a similar level of minimal distortion for each. I ...
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How to calculate exact area of a loaded jpg map in to arcmap?

I calculated the polygon area through arcmap.but i'm not sure that the area is not actual,may be scale is not right. so how to calculate the exact area of a jpg image?