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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Find the area of a map (Xkm x Ykm) from the left & right longitude and latitude

How can the area of a map from OpenStreetMap be determined in the form of Xkm x Ykm, given the following information: Left Longitude = 103.554879 Right Longitude = 103.740497 Top Latitude ...
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Over-calculation of area due to parcels occupying same space

I'm trying to get the total acreage of different parcels by land use, and unfortunately I keep getting a total of ~15000 acres instead of ~12000 because it's over-calculating the area where there are ...
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Select Adjacent Tax Parcels by Area

I am trying to select for adjacent tax parcels where their total area would be close to a specific value (450 acres). Area is already an attribute of each parcel. ArcGIS v. 10.3.1 Unfamiliar with ...
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How to calculate the relative share of an area of a circle that has a slope >15% in Germany

I need to calculate the share of buildable land for the 15 major german cities within a 50 kilometer radius of the city center. Part 1 of the definition buildable is that the area must have a slope ...
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Finding measuring units [duplicate]

Every time I perform the geoprocessing tools buffer or intersect, my layer gains two more attribute columns, named "Shape_Leng" and "Shape_Area". How can I know in which measuring units are these ...
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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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Group points and compute area

In a point vector layer, how to compute area for 4 defined ranges of values of one attribute? On the example below, I want the total area for each of the 4 colours.
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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 area if it is falling in two utm zones [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. How do I calculate an accurate area measure for a polygon, where portions of it are falling in two zones, i.e. UTM ZONE 44 & 45 (India)?
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Calculating Area for data in WGS 84 using ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.1.1 for Desktop on my laptop. When I try to calculate the area in WGS 1984 the area is disabled. If I work in one projection, say WGS 1984, and calculate area in another ...
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Area biased in 1x1 km2 vector grid in QGIS

I used Vector -> Research tools -> Vector grid with enabling Output grid as polygons to create a 1000 by 1000 m grid from a shapefile. However, when I calculate the area of each grid cell ...
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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 scale polygon to obtain specific area in javascript?

I have got a source polygon (saved as standard js array). I want to scale it down to obtain new destination polygon in the centre with 1/3 of source area. On the cartesian space i just scaling down ...
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Calculate the polygon area

I am using QGIS 2.12.3 Lyon and I want to calculate the area of my polygon in m2. For that I used the tool provided by QGIS, but the result is not as it should be. I got from QGIS 50 ha, while I got ...
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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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Dividing a shape in equal pieces?

I have data in Autocad. As you can see there's a buffer (purple) inside of the blue shape, I want to divide the blue shape to small equal pieces that have the same surface area. What I'm looking for ...
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calculate area using pixel count (ArcMap)

I have been trying to research solutions and solve my problem for a while now, without success. I have a raster file with 2 layers, namely 0 and 1. My attribute table includes the pixel count for ...
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QGIS NDVI Spatial Analysis

I have an NDVI raster that I would like to reclassify into some arbitrary bins i.e. all values between 0 - 0.2, 0.2 - 0.4 etc. for spatial analysis. Could anyone advise how to: 1) reclassify a ...
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Calculate area of geometry derived from current feature in QGIS 2.8

I'm trying to create a new field defined as the area of the convex hull of the current feature, in the Field Calculator in QGIS 2.8. Calculating the area of the current feature is easy ($area), and ...
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How to calculate areas for data that covers the whole of Australia [duplicate]

I have a polygon shapefile showing mining areas across all of Australia. I want to calculate the area for each of the polygons however they have been provided in a Geographic Coordinate System ...
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Area of a Cross Section GRASS GIS 7

I have a task I would like to solve with GRASS GIS 7, if somehow possible. I want to create a cross section from a landslide - and would like to calculate the area of that cross section/profile. Any ...
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How to calculate marker area on OpenLayers 3?

I have the following scenario: a polygon (or few) and a marker which is displaying some data of its related geometry/ies: What I want is to manage the map's zoom level in order to decrease the ...
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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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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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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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Trouble with Calculate Geometry in ArcMap 10.2? [duplicate]

I got a "Federal Lands" shapefile from nationalmap.gov. I clipped it down to the geography I am focusing on (a few counties in eastern California). I am trying to use the "calculate geometry" tool to ...
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QGIS Modeler different results by calculate the $area

When I use the graphic modeler,add a field and calculate the area, the sum of the area of all records is different to result which I get by calculation in the fieldcalculator. The result in the ...
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Calculate obstacle accountability area in QGIS

Still being new to the whole GIS world, I am trying to calculate a regulatory takeoff obstacle accountability area for a given runway. For my case, this is defined as an area as follows. At the start ...
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How to calculate area in sq m - troubleshooting projection issues in a global dataset in QGIS

I am using QGIS version 2.12.3. I have 3 polygon shapefiles: A, B and the intersect of A and B, which we can call C. All I want is to add a field to the attributes table of each shapefile giving ...
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How to determine area from polygon? [closed]

I have to digitize one polygon that can accommodate 10million.cubic metre of waste and the study area is completely flat surface. How to determine area?
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calculating ratio of areas on a sphere

I have 2 shapefiles and after identifying their intersections I'd like to know the ratio of intersecting areas, e.g. a given shape S in file1 intersects with shapes (x1,...,xn) in file2 with ...
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How calculate areas between certain contour lines in qgis? [closed]

How do I calculate the area between certain contour lines (e.g. 0-800, 800-1400, 1400-2100...) from a given shape file. What I need is the area of the the certain elevational levels. shape file is ...
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Area estimation using raster image

I have a map of trace gas (NO2) distribution over big cities and other anthropogenic objects. The purpose is to estimate the area of distribution. I attached the sample image to illustrate what I do. ...
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Dissolving two different buffers together so not overlapping using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to find out how many registered sex offenders live within 2,000 feet of a school/park in a specific county. The park buffer and school buffer are dissolved but not together. I am also ...
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Circle area calculation in QGIS is inaccurate

I created a circle with a radius of 3 km, calculated the area using field calculator and got a different result from real area. The QGIS result is 28273078.8 while manually calculated area is ...
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Wrong area using Albers Equal Area Projection in GRASS for Java, Indonesia

I am just getting to know GRASS 7.0 and I am struggling finding a good projection to work on a spatial analysis of Java, Indonesia. I am new to the forum, so if information's are missing for a better ...
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Projecting GeoJSON polygon object in python to calculate area

I have a script, written in python, that does many calculations - but one set of calculations hinges on determining the area of a polygon that I read in, in GeoJSON format. I can convert this object ...
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Calculate total coverage of circles on map with PostGIS

I am trying to calculate the total area covered by c.a. 400 Circles of diameter 15Km. The centers of these circles are stored in a column of type geometry:4326 in my database. Some circles overlap, ...
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how to calculate polygon area using field calculator QGIS? [duplicate]

I am trying to calculate the areas of some polygons and i want to use the field calculator to measure the area. The result i got using this method is different from using the QGIS measurement tool. I ...
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How to determine objects area (size) measurement error using satellite images?

I am working at scientific paper about measuring object's size (it's area) using satellite images. I got some progress in it and need to compare my results with other scientific works. I have found ...
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Identifying Open Areas in OpenStreetMap?

I am currently creating a system using OpenStreetMap (OSM) and I need to identify open areas in the map. I know there are existing open areas on OSM but is there a way to identify more open areas ...
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Finding the area of polygons within other polygons in R

Is there a function in R which will loop through a layer of zonal polygons (i.e. a polygon grid) and return the area of a second polygon layer that is contained in each grid cell? I have a layer of ...
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Deleting polygons smaller than certain dimension using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've made a model in modelbuilder in Arcmap 10.3, what it basically does is creating polygons over open areas such as farm-lands, grass-lands, marshes etc that has a low slope. My challenge is that I ...
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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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How to calculate area percentage from polygons from one shapefile within another? [duplicate]

I'm working on a project where I have to create python code that takes land-use data and adds a percentage field for each land-use category in a Census Tract shapefile. I've been trying to work with ...
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What is the right projection for area calculation in Kenya? [duplicate]

I want to calculate the area of counties (1st admin level) in Kenya in ArcGIS. What is the right projection for that? I know I should use an equal area projection, but when I use them (I tried six ...
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Summarizing areas of features of multiple classes

I am conducting a buffer analysis on a vector feature class of Urban-Wildland Interface zones, and am trying to calculate the total areas of each particular classification of interface area. As I ...
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How can I draw a polygon with a fixed area in ArcMap

Is there a way to draw a polygon with a fixed area in ArcMap? For example, I'm trying to create a 40,000 foot boundary around a feature, but the boundary does not have to be any specific length or ...
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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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What data projection should I use for area analyses in different countries at a global scale

I'm creating A4 maps to show where forest cover and mining fields overlap across the globe. Each A4 map focuses on a specific country (e.g. India, USA, China, Australia...). For each country, I need ...