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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Is it possible to gray out a Google Maps map except for some area?

What i am looking for is a way to emphasize a certain area on a Google Maps map by graying out the rest of the world. I heard about some solution of using 2 polygons of which 1 is visible and the ...
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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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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 area of vegetations in a 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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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 ...
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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 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 do different GIS systems determine a Polygon's interior?

I'm interested in understanding how real-world GIS systems and their data encode Polygons. Specifically, how do they resolve the ambiguity of a Polygon's interior on a sphere? Background: in 2D, ...
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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 to remove only donut holes from polygons 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. The drawback of this strategy is ...
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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 can I obtain the same area values provided by the Census for TIGER boundaries using PostGIS functions?

In PostGIS, how can I compute the area of Census Boundaries and obtain the same results as are provided by the Census? For example, most Census Boundaries include attributes for Land Area and Water ...
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How to measure area correctly?

I have now used my entire evening, but 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" ...
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Dividing the world space to geographic sub-space

I am trying to divide the world space to geographic sub-space from "general" to "specific" locations and without using latitude and longitude information. That is, I am trying to think about the world ...
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QGIS define hexagon area around mapped points

I am using QGIS to map a number of radio antennas (for mobile network). Once I have the layer of the sites (done), I would like to assign to each site a coverage area (envelope). I could achieve that ...
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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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PostGIS - area-weighted calculation on an intersection

I'm trying to learn postgis sql by performing some familiar operations from ArcGIS. Here, I want to perform an area-weighted calculation of certain populations on the intersection of a set of parcels ...
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Openlayers geometry: how to convert area from degrees to square kilometres?

I get a multypolygon from my web service and want to calculate the area of that polygon. I was trying to use this piece of code: var poly = new OpenLayers.Geometry.MultiPolygon(poligon); var area = ...
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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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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 ...
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How to split polygons without ArcView? [closed]

I'm trying to split polygons into equal areas. While fishnet sort of works; the areas I'm trying to split don't touch; they're national parks. Fishnet spans the whole area, not just the polygons in ...
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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: ...
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Geometry Calculation

Wanted to ask about accuracy of areas calculated by GIS compared to actual ones on ground. Because I have data of my country without areas for the districts within Uganda. Are the areas obtained using ...
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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 between two line shapes?

I'm a newbie using QGIS (2.0). I'm trying to calculate the sidewalk area of a city. For that I have some shapes, extracted from Mricostation, with the topology (facades, fords, fences, etc.), but ...
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Polygonize vegetation area from Landsat7 RGB using QGis / Bilko?

I'm trying to extract the areas with vegetation as a polygon-shape from a landsat7-image, 30m resolution, RGB, using QGis 1.8 or Bilko or (hopefully in the near future) ArcGIS. The area is in Northern ...
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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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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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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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How to compute geodesic area in GeoDjango?

I have some polygons which can be anywhere in the world. I would like to compute their areas. The GeoDjango docs for GEOSGeometry.area don't specify whether it is geometric or geodesic area, but ...
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Total newbie. Creating map from aerial photo of golf course in QGIS

I have a aerial photo in tif with a tfw file of the golf course that I work at. I would like to create vector data of different features on the course such as greens fairways tees, etc. to calculate ...
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Why does ST_Area(g.geom) + ST_Area(p.geom) - ST_Area(ST_Union(g.geom,p.geom)) produce negative result when using ST_Overlaps(g.geom, p.geom) = true?

I have two set of shape data. Let's say file gov.shp contains list of post codes and their boundaries. File post.shp contains list of government area name and their boundaries. I want to find out the ...
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The number of digit of decimal point when you calculate area of polygon in QGIS1.8.0

I would like to change the number of digit of decimal point when I calculate area. For example Now: 32.456677 Ideal: 32.46 I try to adjust "output field width" and "Precision" These don't work well. ...
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How to display Radius after Resizing a Feature in Openlayers

@captDragon has helped me with calling the coordinates of a polygon after I have resized or dragged the feature. Ineed the radius now, i have done a radius alert on my other map,Which works correctly, ...
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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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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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Area calculation of an object without coordinates

I have a photo of an object with a scale and I want to calculate its area. I guess I have to create a polygon of the area to be calculated to use the 'field calculator'. But how do I tell the program ...
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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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How can I accurately measure area of polygons using field calculator in qgis?

I have several polygon shapefiles, both set to WGS84 CRS. I have been using the google basemap with the Openlayers plugin, using the mercator CRS. On the fly CRS transformation is enabled. Should ...
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Projecting polygon when calculating its area? [duplicate]

I have a broad range of polygons (in vector format and in SpatialPolygonsDataFrame class), some going east-west, others going south-north, while even others span polar regions or very large ranges as ...
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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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km2 or sqkm - which is more correct?

What is more correct, km2 or sqkm? I'd prefer to use km with a superscript 2, but it's not always possible to format text that way so I was just wondering if there is a convention that should be ...
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How to calculate the shared area between a raster and a shape file in ArcGIS 10?

I have a raster file with 5 classifications developed from habitat modelling algorithms. I'd like to know how much of 2 classes of the raster is covered by the network of protected areas (Shape file). ...
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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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Create a buffer with a pre-defined area?

I have a road (line) system and need to create a polygon from it to show the right-of-way area. The right-of-way area is calculated in the field from taking measurements from the road centreline. From ...
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Auto-calculate field (area or formula)

I'm wondering if anyone has any insight into the potential to auto-calculate the value of a field, either area or distance (ideally) or a formula (based on the values of say 2 other fields, or an ...
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Calculate projected area of polygons with field calculator in ArcMap 10

I've got a polygon featurelayer in arcmap. 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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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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How to calculate the 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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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 ...