# Tagged Questions

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 to calculate polygon areas and perimeters using QGIS?

Using QGIS, if I load a polygon layer and make a new column, how do I fill that column with the: area of each polygon and another column with length of the perimeter of each polygon?
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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 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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### 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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### 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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### How to calculate area of 1 x 1 degree cells in a raster

I have a simple array (not geo-referenced in any way) in Matlab (which is not a language I know a huge amount about...so I can export it to other languages if needed) which has the dimensions 180 x ...
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### Calculating projected area of polygons with field calculator in ArcMap?

I've got a polygon featurelayer in ArcMap 10. The coordinate system of the featurelayer's featureclass is web mercator. The dataframe of the map uses an equal-area projected coordinate system. I've ...
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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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### Calculating area of rasters in QGIS?

I have been working with some rasters and would like to know how to calculate the area occupied by one element of a raster in QGIS?
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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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### 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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### 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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### Calculating area of vegetation in 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.
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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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### Determine density or cover from a raster layer that has been clipped by a polygon

I am a very new GIS user using ArcMap 10. I have a raster layer of tree canopy that I have clipped so that the layer is in a polygon that is a circle with a 2km radius. I have done this for four ...
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### Convert area from square meters to degrees globally

I have a global raster file with 3600x1800 pixels. I don't have any information about the projection used. The raster contains one band with a quantity with the unit "per square meter". How can I ...
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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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### 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: =((X1*Y2)-(X2*Y1)+(X2*Y3)-(X3*Y2)+(X3*Y4)-(X4*Y3)+(X4*Y5)-(X5*Y4)+...
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### How to find the area of raster values within polygon zones?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3 and I just can't seem to get this right - I've tried tabulate areas, zonal stats, converting to polygons, etc. I'm missing something somewhere. I have a USGS impervious surface ...
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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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### 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 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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### 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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### How to measure areas of features in OpenLayers plugin background maps correctly?

I can't figure out how to make areal calculations (eg. in km2). I have tried the 'field calculator', I have tried the 'measure area' function on the "attributes" toolbar, and i have tried fTools in ...
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### Cannot get areas for polygon layers in ArcMap 10

For an ArcGIS project opened in ArcMap 10, we have added polygon layers representing different geographical features. After all the polygons were created, we opened the attribute tables for those ...
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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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### Projections appropriate for global analysis that preserve area and that preserve distance (but not necessarily in the same projection)

I am looking for a projection (or a set of projections) that decently preserve distances so that I can buffer every country in the world and have a similar level of minimal distortion for each. I ...
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### How to get correct area calculation using Google Mercator?

i use QGIS with openlayers-plugin and i´ve loaded google satellite as a layer. what i want to do is making a shape-layer (polygon) with the goal to get the area values of the polygons. i´ve activated ...
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### How to split an irregular polygon into equal areas?

I am a surveyor and use QGIS for maintaining soil test records on civil projects and am constantly provided with test lot area or number of lots required. These are more often than not irregular in ...
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### How do I get the area of a WGS84 polygon in square meters?

The following gives me the area of the polygon in square degrees: SELECT ST_Area(ST_GeomFromText('POLYGON((871325.790874952 6105405.3261047,871418.748307692 6105359.72944624,871346.22022442 6105215....
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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 can I get my Qgis area calculations in metres rather than degrees? My shapefiles are projected using WGS 1984 UTM fuseau 35 Sud

I am using Qgis 1.7.4 to calculate the area of polygons. My shapefiles have been projected using the coordinate system WGS 1984 UTM fuseau 35 Sud, but my area calculations are still displayed in ...
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### Raster area (QGIS) problem explained

I would like to know the area that each value in a raster has... The raster I have has values from 2-15 and I would like to know the area that each value is occupaying within my polygon... Thanks! I ...
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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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### How do I represent the whole Earth as a Polygon?

This is related to determining the interior of a Polygon. My difficulty is that if I specify a Polygon covering the Earth going from East to West, it will still have a boundary along the antemeridian,...
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### How to recalc WGS84 Shape_Area field to square miles in ArcGIS 10

What are the units of the Shape_Area field in a wgs84 feature class? Is it decimal degree squared? I would like to convert that to something more meaningful like square miles without reprojecting the ...
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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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### Shapefiles for U.S. Area Codes (NANP)

I have a bunch of telephone numbers (just the area codes), and I'd like to geolocate them and make a map, but I haven't had too much luck googling for shapefiles for Area Codes. Surely these are in ...
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### How to calculate the area of a polygon in a WGS84 Shapefile in QGIS?

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Compute global DEM topographic indices and compromise projections

I would like to compute global topographic indices based on SRTM elevation data. These indices are computed along river/channel networks extracted from a DEM and are a functions of both local slope ...
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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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### Why does intersect not calculate polygon areas?

this is strange: I intersected 2 shape-files and the resulting shape does not contain the Shape_Area and Shape_Length of the intersected polygons. Instead the field Shape_Area contains the polygon-...
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### How to figure out the unit of measurement from table fields?

I have a couple of fields with predefined values. In particular I have an 'area' field that I need to figure out its unit of measurement (e.g. km, miles, acres). What's the easiest way to do this?
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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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### 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 ...