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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Is it possible to have auto-updating area fields?

I'm using QGIS 2.4.0 and I've noticed some problems with the derived area and the $area field. Firstly, I have a polygon which is a filled ring, inside another polygon. The derived area, and therefore ...
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Dividing a polygon into certain areas (open source solution preferred)

I have a polygon with an area of 50.000m². Now i want to devide this area in two polygons of different areas with a line layer. The left polygon should have an area of 30.000m² and the right polygon ...
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largest area polygon

I have a layer of polygon shapes, I know this could be a quite easy question to answer but I am a beginner and probably I am not using the right concept or terminology when looking at the desktop help ...
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How do I measure the area difference between polygons in different shp files?

I have couple if shp files with 1000 polygons scattered in them (around 1k in each file) , each shp file represents a time frame (3 months period) and I want to show the a report with a progress of ...
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creating circle with radius in metres

I am using shapely and python. How should I go about creating a circle using shapely whose radius is in meters? If i use sampleCircle = Point(1,1).buffer(1) print sampleCircle.area This returns an ...
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What is the area that OGR extracts from the (geometry) shp files for polygons?

The ESRI July 1998 technical documentation for polygon shapefiles at page 10 makes no mention of either area measures or length measures (apart from byte/record-layout matters). Yet OGR enables me to ...
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Python Add-in- Message Box to display area of selected polygons

I am looking to create a Python AddIn which calculates the area of selected polygons. I would like to be able to select the features, click a button on the toolbar, and a Message box displays the sum ...
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Prior art on rhumb line and great ellipse areas?

I'm adding the computation of the area betweeen a rhumb line or a great ellipse and the equator to GeographicLib. My formulations are briefly given in here and here. These formulations are similar ...
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Calculating area of polygon inside region?

I am new to geographic information systems and i need to calculate the area of a a polygon ( a circle to be precise) that falls inside the boundaries of a region, say a state or a country. For example,...
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Calculating length of road network within a polygon [duplicate]

I have a road network stored in a gdb and some polygons in another gdb. I want to populate an attribute for each polygon with the total length (in km) of the road network that it overlaps. Any idea ...
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Calculate area inside polygons based on slope

I have some DEMs and have computed the slope in degrees for each one. I have also classified the slope raster into the following 5 classes: 0-3, 3-15, 15-35, 35-50, >50. What I want to do is to ...
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Looking for a complete list of cities by state, with area code

Our company is working on moving our sales assignments from area codes to ZIP codes, and we need some kind of dataset to help move existing assignments to the new system. Does anyone here know where ...
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Trouble calculating areas in QGIS using field calculator

I am testing various projections to calculate areas using ICES statistical shapefiles and the QGIS field calculator. I am using ICES areas downloadable from the following link: http://geo.ices.dk/...
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How to validate OpenLayers area calculation using PostGIS?

I am working on a GIS API that work on top of OpenLayers. I have a feature that calculates the area of a drawn polygon. I have tested it on the browser and the areas I got, appear to be correct. For ...
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Summarize the total area of land use polygons within map sheets - how?

I would imagine that at least some of you have encountered similar problems to mine and I´d like to hear how you solved them. I have a map sheet index (a grid as a shape file) covering a large area. ...
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Calculating geometry area in ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcPy?

I have a polygon shapefile and I want to write a Python script to add a field named "area" and calculate its geometry areas. The script is like this: arcpy.AddField_management("...
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How to calculate area of shapefile with a merged layer

so i have 'save as''d the new project and layer with my new Custom CRS project string being '+proj=laea +lat_0=70 +lon_0=0 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs'. ...
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How to figure out the unit of measurement from table fields?

I have a couple of fields with predefined values. In particular I have an 'area' field that I need to figure out its unit of measurement (e.g. km, miles, acres). What's the easiest way to do this?
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StArea() in sqlserver is in which unit?

I have a problem with saving STArea in sqlserver. Here is a query where I get the area of a polygon: select Geometry::STGeomFromText('POLYGON ((51.3386535086000000 31.7951253522000000, 51....
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Wrong $area from field calculator (QGIS)

The area of the polygons in a layer, calculated by the field calculator with "$area" is wrong (much too big) for some polygons. If I draw the concerned polygon again, the area is calculated correctly. ...
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Create a buffer with a pre-defined area?

I have a road (line) system and need to create a polygon from it to show the right-of-way area. The right-of-way area is calculated in the field from taking measurements from the road centreline. From ...
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JTS “points must form a closed linestring”

I'm trying to create a polygon and calculate it's area using final GeometryFactory gf = new GeometryFactory(); final ArrayList<Coordinate> points = new ArrayList<Coordinate>(); ...
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Area of an EPSG 27700 polygon

I am working with EPSG 27700 polygon data in PHP. All the polygons are in the UK. The polygons do not have holes inside them. I'm hoping to be able to calculate the area of these polygons. For this I ...
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Problem measuring area with gps coordinates

I am trying to measure area from gps coordinates but fail to get the correct result (7200 square meters). I used the formula from this post but I get way too high number as result (should be in square ...
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Remove Holes Existing Within a Single Polygon for a specific area in Qgis

I have a shapefile that consists of a single polygon. I have gaps within the polygon that needs to be eliminated, but only the ones that are less than 200m2. I tried different ways but none of them ...
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Calculate the majority of one polygon in another (fishnet)

I am looking for a method to calculate the majority of one polygon file (a map of ecoregions) in a sampling grid (fishnet) in ArcGIS. The purpose is to assign each sampling grid (fishnet) to an ...
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How can I measure area in square kilometres from lat / lon gps coordinates?

I have code from openlayers that I cannot quite handle because I am so new for these kind of codes. My main goal is to measure area from n amount of lat/lon gps coordinates and convert the result into ...
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Defining projection, reprojecting, and wrong area values [duplicate]

Apologies for duplication--this was mentioned in a previous post, but was suggested that this specific problem should be posted separately. My data: http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/dsdl/aquifrp025.tar.gz (...
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Cannot obtain correct area values *With* correct projections

I'm trying to get the percentage of each U.S. county overlaying groundwater (data from the census and USGS respectively). They're both polygons. I have 1) correctly projected the data and the layer (...
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QGIS: Multiply Raster Value with Pixel size

i'm working on a map with population densities. My raster data contains values as [People/square meter] for each cell. I have per capita values of energy demand etc. which I want to multiply with the ...
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Calculating Area of Raster Classes

I have a raster in a GRID format that was created by Image Classification. The GRID is projected in StatePlane meters, but I would like the area in square feet. I'm assuming I will need to use the ...
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Calculate population coverage?

I am relatively new to QGIS and hope I explain this right. I am looking at the percentage of an population that has geographical access to healthcare. Therefore I have one shapefile with village ...
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Same size polygons giving different overall areas

I am currently working with multiple shape files that I have clipped to the exact same extent, but when I calculate area (acres) within each polygon. I am getting different results between the ...
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Determining if a Geodetic location is inside a polygon made up of Geodetic vertices

Suppose we have a polygon with Geotic vertices (Points A through E). Is there an algorithm that I can use that could determine If F is inside of it? In addition, what is the most efficient way to ...
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Calculate tree cover over certain area from raster data

Last year Hansen et al. published Global Forest Change map as set of raster data available in TIFF format. Basically those are 30-meters resolution satellite images with pixel values ranging from 0 (...
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Difference in vector / raster area measurements

I'm comparing raster and vector distance zones. So I created a line, calculated the Euclidean distance, and reclassified the raster to two zones: from 0-10m and 10-20m. To compare it with vector ...
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How to calculate the area of overlapping buffers within a single layer

I am very new to GIS, so don't know if this is EXTREMELY easy or impossible. I have GPS coordinates for stores (about 15000) for which I have created a buffer zone around each store location ...
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Setting default units for Shape_Area to be Acres using ArcGIS Desktop

When I create a new feature layer polygon, how do I set the default in Shape_Area to read out in Acres?
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How to select a specific area (in a polygon form) determined by some value range in a raster band?

For example, I want create a vector layer with polygons that represents all areas where the elevation is between 500 and 600. Someone has any idea to help me? I'm using PyQgis 2.2.
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How to calculate a percentage of an area covered by polygons ArcGIS 10.1

I created an Aspect Layer with 9 Zones on which I want to use the Tabulate Area Tool with another polygon layer namely Woods. So what I actually need to know is the percentage, covered by woods for ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 calculating area out of Aspects

I have used the aspect tool to visualize the 8(+ Flat) slopes of the different directions, now I would like to get the numbers of the areas for each different direction (+Flat). Anybody knows how that ...
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Problem with service area gap with Network Analyst

I am working on running Network Analyst to create a Service Area from a single location to all around it. Esri's network dataset was missing a couple crucial street lines, and so I uploading their ...
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QGIS: graphical-modeler to calculate area of polygons

I'm trying to calculate the area of polygons using the field-calculator in QGIS (2.0.1). If I do this manualy it works fine, but if I do this using the graphical-modeler I get NULL as area for every ...
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How to analyse point data as covariate for areal data

I have two data sets: a) a set of polygons with areal data variables. b) point measures of various co-variates of interest (note I do not necessarily have a point for each polygon) How do I ...
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How to remove small areas without reducing borders

I'm having a problem where I am overlaying two maps to create a new kind of map with the data conjoined. In general this is good, but I need to remove the smaller areas from it. For the interior ...
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How to calculate the area of an ellipse on the earth's surface using Python?

I have a dataset consisting of GPS coordinates. I use a clustering algorithm to generate a two dimensional Gaussian for me. The Gaussian takes the shape of an ellipse if visualized on the map. ...
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Projecting polygon when calculating its area? [duplicate]

I have a broad range of polygons (in vector format and in SpatialPolygonsDataFrame class), some going east-west, others going south-north, while even others span polar regions or very large ranges as ...
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Compute the area of a given polygon (in vector format) lying between specified lines of latitude

I have species distributions (in vector format) and I would like to calculate how much of the area for a given species distribution is within certain lines of latitude, such as temperate and tropic ...
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Calculating new shapefile areas after clipping using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working with the WWF ecoregions, which use the GCS_WGS_1984 geographic coordinate system. I have clipped the ecoregions with a species range (consisting of two polygons), but the new attribute ...
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Getting wrong value for area of geometry using Spatialite?

I am trying to implement a measuring tool on apple maps for IPAD. As a part of that i collect all the touch points on the map into an array and constructing a geometry object from that and then ...