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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Calculate area weighted average of attribute in one layer by shape in another

For a project I am working on I would like to intersect fire station response districts with income data to determine the median income per response district. However the borders of the layers ...
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Create a grid with statistics of the merged shapefiles in QGIS

I operate with QGIS. I have to split the shape files of the buildings and the roads of a city into a grid of 500x500m per square and into each square I have to obtain the total free area, the total ...
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How to use Calculate Geometry tool to calculate area

I have added a field in my attribute table but I cannot calculate the area. The units field is greyed out and the options at the top say "area - disabled". What can I do about this?
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Why does field calculator compute area in square meters?

I am using EPSG:102748, and have set my Settings/Option preferred measurement units to ft. My CRS is NAD_1983_StatePlane_Washington_North_FIPS_4601_Feet, and when I use the measure tool, it returns ...
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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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Equal area projections with different area results in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcGIS, I have to calculate areas of huge polygons all over the Pacific Oceans betwwen 20N and 30S. I have been trying different Equal-areas projections (Cylindrical and sinusoidal for example) ...
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Is it possible to calculate area of polygons from GPS points without POSTGIS

I am new with GIS. Assume we use the UTM30N coordinate system. Is it possible to calculate an area (say a square box) by the 4 given points? (assume the points are in order, and the coordinates are ...
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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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Using Tabulate Area 2 update for ArcGIS

I am trying to use the "Tabulate Area 2" tool in the following update: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2013/11/26/new-spatial-analyst-supplemental-tools-v1-3/ I have overlapping polygons in which ...
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How can i perform area calculations in a raster file?

I would like to know if is possible and how can i calculate all areas or parts of it in one raster? Can i do it using the raster calculator? All help is appreciated, Best regards
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Calculating vector area in QGIS

I have calculated a viewshed (ZVI) in OpenWind and opened the raster in QGIS I have then converted the raster to a vector When I open the attribute table there are 4682 rows (features) and there is ...
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How to calculate areas in raster files

I got three files. The first is a shape file for country boundaries and the second and third are two raster files with the global land covers for 2005 and 2009. I'm thus encharged to calculate the ...
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How to compute area for polygons in an EPSG:4326 shapefile?

I have a shapefile covering the whole globe, in EPSG:4326 (geodetic WGS84). I would need to compute the polygons areas in a metric such as km2. How can I do that in QGIS or with gdal/ogr and having a ...
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Determining homogenous blocks of individual tree species in a woodland, and creating a new shapefile without blocks/polygons of < minimum area?

I'm working on a project attempting to identify suitable woodland habitat for red squirrel translocation wherein conservation efforts could be focused. Below is a small section of the map showing ...
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Can I find out the exact areas which each category covers?

I have accessed a land use map and clipped the appropriate area I need to analyse. Is there a way I can find the exact areas which each category covers?
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Measuring roundness using buffers around centroids [duplicate]

I'm trying to measure the compactness (roundness) of some 800 polygons of different shape and size. I created the centroids and what I want to do now is to buffer those centroids with the exact same ...
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Area in KM from Polygon of coordinates

I have polygons from coordinates in (python shapely) that looks like this POLYGON ((24.8085317 46.8512821, 24.7986952 46.8574619, 24.8088238 46.8664741, 24.8155239 46.8576335, 24.8085317 46.8512821)) ...
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Unit of Geotools' getArea function

I have Polygons with WGS84/EPSG:4326 coordinates (like 13.57933804767844,52.5126298984133) and use the Polygon.getArea function to obtain the area of the polygon. But the result I get is something ...
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Comparing floor and roof areas using QGIS?

I am pretty new in this GIS topic and I would really appreciate if someone can help me with this problem. I am doing a research for university that shall show the available roof area for ...
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More accurate way to calculate area of rasters

In my daily work, I am constantly asked to calculate areas of global raster datasets in geographic projection at 30 arc second resolution. These datasets are normally the result of a Combine operation ...
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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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Cannot compute area of shapefile in field calculator of QGIS?

This shapefile represents the counties of NM. I am trying to compute the area of each polygon (yes, I know there is an area field, but this is a simpler example of a problem I'm having which doesn't ...
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Routing ensuring all areas are touched

I'm making a web application with leaflet and OSM. It's all going well, but now I need a little help. I'm searching for a good routing engine, that's capable of creating the most probably taken route ...
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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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Thiessen Polygon Total Area Calculations Model Builder/Python Code

I am attempting to create a tool using Model Builder (and Python code) for calculating the average annual precipitation of a study area using the Thiessen Polygon Method. My model runs good other than ...
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Is product purchaser in distribution area?

I am going to be using PostGIS 2 to create a lookup service. Given a point (lat/lon), I need to either find if a product can be distributed there, or b) a list of products or distributors. I am ...
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Why do each of my buffer-polygons have different areas

I`m using Qgis 2.2 and 2.4 and loaded a wms-map using the coordinate system ERTS89 UTM 32N. I set 8 points (all in on shp-fileand in UTM 32N) on various locations on the map. After that i created a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I measure area from geographic coordinates?

If I have polygons in geographic coordinates (WGS84), how do I measure the total area each takes on the surface of the earth, taking into account the curvature of the earth?
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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: ...
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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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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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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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Pros and Cons of a latitude adjustment grid vs other methods of area calculations

When working with high resolution global raster data in WGS 1984 I often need to calculate areas. Now the traditional way for me to achieve this has been to reproject the data to an equal area ...