To Measure Area

Area Calculator

This planimeter tool can be used to measure the enclosed area of a defined polyline on a map.

[11th July 2018] Unfortunately, due to a large price increase in back-end services, we can no longer offer some features on this page.


Future Uses and Ideas

  • Allow multiple areas to be added to a project, saved then loaded afterwards
  • Allow upload a KML file and calculate any areas of polygons inside
  • Allow export of lengths of perimeter sides
  • Allow different color schemes for additional areas rather than just one (+2)
  • The ability to select an area as an entirety and drag it around, copy/clone/duplicate it
  • Option to subtract sub area from main area
  • Saved Areas : Allow them to be loaded or unloaded independently
  • Allow area fill and perimeter color to be changed after the area has been added

Calculate and Display the Area

The following steps explain how to calculate the room areas so that we can determine the maximum number of occupants allowed in a room.

There are several ways to find the area information of an object or using specified points. You can use the Properties palette or use commands such as AREA, MEASUREGEOM, or LIST.

  1. If the Properties palette is not displayed, select any object. For example, the perimeter of RM 1 as shown.

  2. Right-click and choose Properties.  Properties of the selected object, including the

    Properties of the selected object, including the area, are displayed.

    Note: Unlike individual lines, polylines are considered closed objects and always have a calculated area.

  3. Calculate the area of RM 2 using a series of points. On the ribbon, click Home tabUtilities panelMeasure drop-downFindArea. Find

    Or at the Command prompt, type aa (AREA).

  4. Specify the points in a sequence that outlines the perimeter of the RM 2. You don’t need to duplicate the first and last points. The enclosed perimeter highlighted in green define

    The enclosed perimeter highlighted in green defines the area to be calculated.

  5. Press Enter. Make sure that the Area option is selected. The calculated area is displayed in the command wi

    The calculated area is displayed in the command window and in a dynamic tooltip. If the results aren’t visible, press F2 to open the command window.

Another way to display the perimeter and area is using the Quick option of the MEASUREGEOM command. Let’s recalculate the area with Quick Measure.
  1. On the ribbon, click Home tabUtilities panelMeasure drop-down                 Quick. You can see calculated values as you move your mou

    You can see calculated values as you move your mouse over and between objects.

  2. Hover to a space inside the perimeter of RM2.

  3. Click when the sides of the perimeter are highlighted.  Note:  The Quick option is designed to dynamicall

    Note: The Quick option is designed to dynamically display the calculated area of an enclosed object. Notice that the defined area, highlighted in green, excludes the open spaces. Shift+click to specify multiple enclosed areas to calculate.

Measure the elevation of a point

  1. On the map, place your cursor to the point that you want to measure the elevation.
  2. At the bottom right, you can find the elevation at the rightmost part.

Tip: You can’t measure the elevation difference between two points.

Comments For This Page

How accurate is the acreage estimation? I use this daily to get a rough idea of fencing and pasture acreage

On 21st June 2022

Hi Neo, that can be done on this page : Distance Calculator.

By Daft Logic on 15th June 2022

Super useful, It would be nice to have the distances between points.

By Neo on 14th June 2022

Add a option to print the selected Area along with details as PDF

On 17th March 2022

Briliant tool!

On 28th February 2022

Great tool thank you! Very useful to draw areas around cities to see how big and/or dense they really are. Only feature I would request is the ability to move a selected area around. It’d be useful to able draw an area around one city and move or duplicate that selection on top of another city so I can compare their shape and size in a quick and visual way.

By Jason Kreski on 22nd January 2022

Thank you, this tool aided a law engineer in Mexico, to save an area of 18.54 acres of city forest

By JOSE EDUARDO PE√ĎA GONZALEZ on 28th December 2021

A very helpful tool

On 26th September 2021

Is there an API for this calculator that we can use?

By Ray on 20th July 2021

great tool thank you

On 19th July 2021

Thanks for Such nice Software. I love your work

By Shahzaib Rasool on 22nd June 2021

Hi, no, the code is not open source.

By Daft Logic on 14th June 2021

is this code opensource? Can we get this tool’s code? please provide code and more references. Thanks

On 14th June 2021

Thank you.

On 26th May 2021

Hi I am in need for a tool that i can draw on and given a log, lat i want it to return if the location is inside my drawing or not. Can i use this tool to do it? or any other suggestion?

By Mithu on 25th April 2021

update please

On 20th April 2021

would love the option to change area colors when adding a new area for example area 1 outline and fill color be different then area 2 fill color and outline

By Toro Blacktop & Concrete on 18th April 2021

Johnnie, thanks for the feedback. There is no straightforward way to do this. The only option is to reset back to an empty map then load the one or more required areas. We will add this in to the Future Uses and Ideas list.

By Daft Logic on 25th March 2021

What a fabulous tool! I use it all the time. Thank you! Is there a way to turn on multiple saved areas at a time without the areas merging into one?

By Johnnie on 23rd March 2021

Amazing tool! Thanks!

By Lucas Eugenio on 22nd February 2021

I understand the purpose and the need for ads for your site, but is there a way to move the ad between the map and the data for the measured area? I need to be able to take snips showing both the map and the data together, but the ad is the only thing that can be seen.

By Shawn on 19th January 2021

GJ, if you wish to measure length, please try Google Maps Distance Calculator.

By Daft Logic on 20th December 2020

Can you indicate the length of each line/side of an area? Great tool you built there, man!

By GJ on 20th December 2020

Very useful tool for me. A little suggestion if the outline of each area can use a different color, so that adjacent areas can be seen clearly if they overlap.

By Akai on 30th November 2020

I was asked to calculate volume of a particular airspace of particular area, and instead of dealing with irregular polygon, this website saved me plenty of time, Excellent!!

By L. Siyabi on 12th November 2020

This is a really POGCHAMP map

On 22nd October 2020

useful and great

On 24th September 2020

I need to draw a shape and have it calculate the acreage to find the long and lat.

On 20th July 2020

What is the update of the map today 16 / Jul

By Osmany on 16th July 2020

Has there been an update since 08/2018?

On 1st July 2020

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How to Calculate Square Footage

Square footage is area expressed in square feet. Likewise, square yardage is area expressed in square yards.  Square meters is also a common measure of area.

Assume you have a rectangular area such as a room and, for example, you want to calculate the square footage area for flooring or carpet.

The way to calculate a rectangular area is by measuring the length and width of your area then multiplying those two numbers together to get the area in feet squared (ft2). If you have on oddly shaped area, such as an L-shape, split it into square or rectanglualar sections and treat them as two separate areas. Calculate the area of each section then add them together for your total. If your measurements are in different units, say feet and inches, you can first convert those values to feet, then multiply them together to get the square footage of the area.

Convert all of your measurements to feet

  • If you measured in feet skip to “Calculate the Area as Square Footage”
  • If you measured in feet & inches, divide inches by 12 and add that to your feet measure to get total feet
  • If you measured in another unit of measure, do the following to convert to feet – inches: divide by 12 and that is your measurement in feet – yards: multiply by 3 and that is your measurement in feet – centimeters: multiply by 0.03281 to convert to feet – meters: multiply by 3.281 to convert to feet

Calculate the Area as Square Footage

  • If you are measuring a square or rectangle area, multiply length times width; Length x Width = Area.
  • For other area shapes, see formulas below to calculate Area (ft2) = Square Footage.

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