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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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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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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Converting Longitude and Latitude Coordinates to Square Miles?

I have a set of Long and Lat co-ordinates making up a five point polygon which I have converted in excel using the following formula: ...
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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 calculate areas between certain contour lines in qgis?

Sorry for asking a question which I found in similar ways already here, but I am trying this for days and just got no result: How do I calculate the area between certain contour lines (e.g. 0-800, ...
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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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Tabulate Area for large datasets

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 10.0

When I create a new feature layer polygon, how do I set the default in Shape_Area to read out in Acres? I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0.
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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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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 calculate area of lat/lon rectangle? [duplicate]

(Strange that this Q seems to be unanswered...) Given a rectangle like this, say (from Java, but that should be immaterial): double minlat; double maxlat; double minlon; double maxlon; How to ...
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How are service areas created in ArcGIS Network Analyst?

I want to create a service area map of Burma in order to spot the areas that are within xx kilometers from a set of cities. The problem is that the generated polygons aren't exactly what I expected. ...
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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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How to remove only donut holes from polygons using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0?

I have a trick for removing the donut holes, which is converting the polygon to line and then creating polygon out of the lines and in the end merging all of them. The drawback of this strategy is ...
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how create a specific sub-study area in ArcGIS 10.1 - difficulties with classification

My study area is quite large (sometimes spanning across a few grid squares) and when I am running a viewshed analysis or calculating slope or euclidean distance it calculates for the entire region. ...
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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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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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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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Show only some buildings

How do I show only some buildings? I only need to show 3 cabins in the forrest, but not every house in the whole village around, and the city close by. Maybe some of the symbol buildings in the city ...
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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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Visualise data belonging to an area

I am looking for a way in QGIS (1.8.0) to visualise data, which is related to an area (polygon on a shape file). There are no x-y-coordinates with the data, just the info of the belonging area, means ...
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Projecting a Raster from WGS84 to planar Equal Area to Calculate Area: How to Select the Cell Size?

I have a broad question on how to calculate the 'correct' cell size for a raster when analyzing an area not at the equator. My goal is to project a land cover raster provided in GCS WGS84 to an equal ...
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Finding a common area by a set of ID variables?

I am trying to find a way to find a way to get matches of areas based on multiple sets of ID variables. I am using state-county and state-puma as an example below, but I am wishing to do this for more ...
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How do I calculate the new shapefile areas after clipping?

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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How to calculate the area between two line shapes?

I'm a newbie using QGIS (2.0). I'm trying to calculate the sidewalk area of a city. For that I have some shapes, extracted from Mricostation, with the topology (facades, fords, fences, etc.), but ...
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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 ...
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Show the paths but not roadsides and driveways in the line layer

I want to display paths in the woods but the paths are all in One (line) layer that contains all roadsides, pavements, drivvays, but also paths, tractor road and other relevant roads in, and up to the ...
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Equal (ish) areas Map Projection at the Tropics

What map projection (non-interrupted) preserves areas well for the entire tropical region? I am thinking of using a Cylindrical Equal Area or a sphere based version of a Cylindrical Equal Area or ...
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Relative areas projection independent?

I need to calculate how much (in percent) each of thousands of spatial polygons shrink after some events. I use R and the very useful sp-library. Example: Projection: "+proj=longlat +datum=WGS84 ...
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changing unit of area from unknown unit to square meters

I am using Qgis 1.8 and I have this polygon.Now I wanted to know the area of this polygon and i have used field calculator and it shows my area as 651692439.under general tab crs is : EPSG:4326 - WGS ...
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How can I obtain the same area values provided by the Census for TIGER boundaries using PostGIS functions?

In PostGIS, how can I compute the area of Census Boundaries and obtain the same results as are provided by the Census? For example, most Census Boundaries include attributes for Land Area and Water ...
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Is there any way to add an area column to new shapefile created from raster with gdal's polygonize in the same step?

I've been going through a fairly lengthy process of polygonizing very intricate raster images, then creating a new layer with the extra area attribute, so that I can then remove the millions of tiny ...
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Why outside border of a service area is always not reasonable?

In ARCGIS 10.1 network analysis, why results of service area are different if number of break points is changed? For example, the grid is 300m*300m, I try to produce service area around a node. ...
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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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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.