I have a polygon feature class with a field "Area" in the Attribute Table calculating the area of each features. Some features overlap each other. How can I calculate the total area of all the features without double counting the overlaps.


Assuming you have an advance level license (by the way when you ask questions always include version/license) then you can do the following:

  1. Run the Union tool using the layer by itself.
  2. Run delete identical based upon shape field.
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    Simply dissolve? – FelixIP Apr 11 '20 at 22:16
  • @FelixIP yeah that would work! I guess I am over thinking things. :) Time for a beer... – Hornbydd Apr 11 '20 at 22:20
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    Thanks. Both workded. And didn't know "delete identical" tool. very useful – cartographer67 Apr 12 '20 at 5:09
  • @cartographer67 Please accept the answer so that it can help others. – ahmadhanb Apr 13 '20 at 1:24

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