Excuse the very simple question. How do i find the area of a selected polygon feature in a shapefile?

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Not trying to be terse, but given that you are using shapefiles it may be reasonale to assume you might have access to ArcGIS. If so, the directions here:


are quite clear.

then simply select the polygon and look at your attribute table.

Answer GetSpatial's question and there are plenty of other options

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