How can I measure the actual areas of polygons in a shapefile in the terrain. Some of the polygons in the file is in flat terrain and some in steeper places. Is there an easy way to do this?

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    What is "actual area" mean to you? Sep 17, 2018 at 9:43
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    What GIS software are you using?
    – BERA
    Sep 17, 2018 at 9:47

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Please have a look at this tool in case you use ArcGIS, and to this tool in case you use QGIS.

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