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 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 to use the hml <area> tag together with Openlayers 3 raster layers?

In order to include interaction to my Openlayer 3 raster layer, I would like to use something similar to the html <area> tag (http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_area.asp). The aim is to click on ...
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How to calculate overlap area of two polygons?

I am a beginner in the world of GIS. I have one table polygons with each polygon having north-east and south-west coordinates. And for every polygon, I need to find area of overlap with other ...
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How to calculate the form (or shape) factor of a polygon?

I am using QGIS to calculate the form (or shape) factor of polygons following what Louf and Barthelemy did here: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/11/101/20140924 The form factor is ...
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How to remove only donut holes from polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am 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. ...
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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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How to get geodetic area? rgeos::gArea doesn't seem to work. Or area-preserving projection

I need to get an area of different polygons at continental scale (like third of Africa etc.). Usual functions like rgeos::gArea work only in the projection units. Is there any function which works ...
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Tabulate Area in ArcGIS for Desktop not creating correct output?

I have used the Tabulate Area zonal spatial analyst tool in ArcGIS many times, and am encountering a problem for the first time. I am using a polygon grid (fishnet) as my zone dataset, and tabulating ...
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Determining the area of each polygon within a polygon boundary?

I have a series of maps representing a 1000m diameter around a point. These maps contain 40 different types of polygons that represent a land use (ex. Corn crop, Pasture). I want to select all ...
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Routing Service that Avoids Areas?

I'm just starting with GIS, and I'm looking for a routing service that will allow me to avoid given regions on a map, or to build my own router that has this functionality. The site ...
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How to measure the sum of the areas of each class in QGIS?

The project has a layer with several groups of polygons with different weights. Each group is associated to a weight. How can I get the sum of the area of each group?
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Tabulate Area ArcGIS

I am trying to work out the relationship between the 'processing cell size' and the result from Tabulate Areas. If one uses the same as the raster cell size, and this is the same for both rasters, the ...
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Z factor to get the results in square meters and cubic meters?

I have a DEM surface in WGS 1984.I want to calculate surface area and volume in different elevations.I wonder for example If I want to measure the area and volume below some height how shall I set the ...
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QGIS updated polygon areas

I'm using QGIS 2.6 and regularly update a shapefile layer to indicate felling progress. However, if I edit the nodes of a polygon, save the layer out then look at the Attributes table the area shown ...
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Variable width buffers depending on surface area (Arcmap 10.1)

I know this is a pretty basic question but I couldn't find the answer myself, so here I go: I need variable buffer widths depending on the surface area of the polygon (city) size. For example: A ...
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calculate Z~F from polygon and raster

I have a polygon shapefile and raster layer. How I can calculate the elevation and area (Z~F) relationship for each polygon by using QGIS or ArcMap?
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Clip only works on some areas, and not on others, despite being from the same dataset

I have a shapefile of provinces (nxprovincias), and another shapefile of small, disconnected areas ("protected areas") that overlaps with the provinces. I want to easily calculate the total area of ...
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Calculating area using dissolve and merge but getting shapefiles with empty attribute tables in QGIS?

I have a shapefile of a country with the 29 provinces. I also have shapefiles with the areas which are protected from construction (there are 4 categories for protection, within 4 shapefiles. Some of ...
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Polygon area calculation in Ruby (on Rails, rgeo, PostGIS and GEOS) in sqare meters

In a Ruby-on-Rails application, I need the area in square meters (or any other surface measure, be it ares, hectares, square kilometers, but not in pseudo surface measure like square degrees) of a ...
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Calculating Area of Intersecting Polygons and Buffers

SO, in QGIS I have several points with 1km buffers around them; some of the buffers overlap. Within the buffers are a number of ponds, which I have a shapefile for. I want to calculate the area of ...
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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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Forcing area calculation into miles in QGIS (without changing the PCS) [duplicate]

I'm working on an assignment that requires me to create an area column in miles without changing the projected coordinate system. ArcGIS has a tool that can do this ('Calculate Geometry')-- does QGIS ...
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Measuring watershed area using pixel accumulation?

I am doing watershed delineation at the continental scale using a GTOPO30 DEM, projected spatial reference WGS_WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_15N. Using Arc10.... My basic workflow using ArcHydro tools: Project ...
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Get Area size using Dragbox in Openlayers 3

I need to be able to show the square meters of an area using dragbox. There's a great example using draw polygon, but I need to limit users to a regular rectangle. The formulas and SHOULD be the ...
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calculating total area of multiple polygons in qgis [duplicate]

I wish to know the total area of all polygons within a shapefile layer. So far I have added a new column to the attribute table that shows me the individual area of the polygons.I tried to copy the ...
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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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R apply function in turn to each subset of a spatialPolygonsDataFrame

I'm trying to get the area of all the polygons in a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame: parcProj. library("rgeos") gArea(parcProj[2,]) works fine but: apply(parcProj,1,gArea) or ...
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Area and distance calculation/measurement unexpected after projecting? [duplicate]

I have converted a GIS shapefile of Botswana from the geographic coordinate system GCS_WGS_1984 to the projected coordinate system Africa_Albers_Equal_Area_Conic to be able to calculate the area of ...
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Calculate minimum area where x% of raster value total is concentrated within polygons

I have a raster layer (chlorophyll concentration) and a layer of non-overlapping polygons (regions of the ocean). For each polygon, I'd like to calculate the area where the majority of chlorophyll is ...
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Converting area of a polygon from steradians to square kilometers using D3.js?

How can I find the area of a polygon in square km using D3.js? I'm not even really sure whether to use d3.geo.path.area or d3.geo.area. Here is my code (JSFiddle): var d = { "type":"Feature", ...
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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. I want to know the area of this polygon and I have used field calculator and it shows my area as 651692439. Under the general tab, CRS is EPSG:4326 - WGS ...
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Calculating area of residential area wihin multiple ring buffer in ArcMap?

I need to calculate the size of residential area within 0-250m, 250-500m and 500-750m of a bus stop. I have made a multiple ring buffer around the bus stops. And I have a shapefile of the residential ...
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Area is calculating wrong using $area in field calculator (QGIS 2.8.1-Wien)

There is a similar question posted, but the solution to it seems to be that polygons were multipart: Wrong $area from field calculator (QGIS) In my case, all polygons are singlepart. I have several ...
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How to aggregate values of different statistical areas that are overlapping?

Let's say I have one polygon layer counties with the polygons of administrative borders and another layer postal codes with the polygons of postal code areas. I have some statistical values per ...
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Append table returns null values in ModelBuilder?

I'm using Tabulate Area to count numbers of pixels in each class within buffers surrounding different points. I'm using model builder to perform this operation on many different points at many ...
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QGIS problem calculating area

I have a problem with qgis 2.8.1 (Wien). Whenever I change the project SRC to WGS84-World Mercator (EPSG 3395), the area is calculated as zero. How can I solve this problem? Is this a known bug? The ...
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Algorithm to detect entity (aircraft, ship, etc) intrusion into geographic area

I have been tasked with coming up with an algorithm to determine whether or not an entity (aircraft, ship, etc) is inside or outside of a geographic area defined as a set of geodetic (lat/long) ...
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Use of Google Earth Pro derived area and perimeter for a thesis?

I have ground-truthing data of centroids for 23 sites and their surrounding land uses, but no money to purchase remotely sensed images of this remote region of Latina America. I would use the polygon ...
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Calculate area intersected areas, problem [closed]

(I'm working in QuantamGIS) I intersected two layers creating a new layer. Within the attibute table of this new intersect layer i would like to calculate the new areas. However, it just doesn't ...
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QGIS area calculation differs when on the fly CRS transformation enabled

When I open QGIS, add the layer, and calculate the areas of the shapefile via field calculator I get a different area than when I open QGIS and check "Enable on the fly CRS transformation" and ...
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How to calculate volume from a raster file?

I have a raster file containing the depth of water. I need to find the volume of water using that raster file. I need to find the area of each cell and multiply with the depth. How can I do it in ...
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Find the area of points in PostGIS?

I have points that form a line. I would like to assign a radius to each point to give them volume, e.g. 50m and then find the area of the combined points. Does anyone know of a way to do this in ...
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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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Calculate area of a raster for an irregular polygon in PostGIS

I have a number of polygons with irregular shapes (i.e. non-rectangular) and want to calculate their areas after I have converted them to rasters. Here are my steps: Convert my geometry to a ...
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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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ArcGID Android SDK Calculate area in square meters from polygon geometry?

I have a Polygon object in ArcGIS 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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QGIS 2.6 summarizing area (m²) for current atributes

If I have a code for each polygon and I have counted the area in m² for each of them (all this information is in single columns). How can I summarize these areas by codes (for example summarize all ...
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UPDATE a value field for area of the geom and convert sq m to acres using cartodb

I'm trying to use the SQL commands in CartoDB to UPDATE a value field that shows total acres of the area of the_geom. My SQL is pretty poor/entry level and has some issues: UPDATE table_name SET ...
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Systematic inaccuracy in QGIS shape area

I’m trying to find out why I get different area figure in QGIS than in AutoCAD when I’m using the same shape file? What I did is I drew a shape in AutoCAD, imported it in QGIS and used the field ...
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Changing Area Output - PUMAS

I currently have shapefile of US PUMAS and another feature shape file (call it feature X). I am using arcpy to project both of these files to the following projection coordinate system (using ...