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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Calculate area intersected areas, problem

(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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Calculate area size within a buffer

I have a park polygons layer and a set of points which I gave a 1000m buffer. For each of them I had calculated the area size with calculate geometry. So with which tool could I calculate the size of ...
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Can I display customer addresses based on their address?

I have a CSV file with a lot of addresses of customers. Can I import this and it display a point on the address and all other information from the CSV for this entry? I want to display later in wich ...
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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 ...