I have a Python script that has a line that takes the geometry and calculates it into a square feet value by multiplying the area by 10.7639 in a geopandas dataframe.
bldg_feat_poly_df['bldg_sqft'] = bldg_feat_poly_df.geometry.area * 10.7639
This works fine. I am now trying to do the same in PostgreSQL using PostGIS. I believe that ST_Area is the correct method to use:
SELECT ST_Area(geom) * 10.7639 AS bldg_sqft FROM my_schema.my_table
Looking at the ST_Area documentation , it looks like it automatically calculates the value as square feet. My geometry is already in SRID=102008/North America Albers Equal Area Conic projection. Should I just use
ST_Area(geom) AS bldg_sqft ?