Solved

# Area Calculation

Posted on 2009-05-27
Medium Priority
571 Views
Area Calculation

I need to measure the area(squarefoot of some farm fields) they don't have any know shapes, I mean the field are neither triangle,nor circle,nor rectangle, nor...,nor....,nor......

I have been told that there is a device or equipement or instarument or whatever you call it named GPS, that I can walk with around the boundaries of the field and will pick up the data and this data can be feeded to a software on the computer and can be converted to a map and there is a different software that can calculate the area on the map. Don't take my statement word by word, but I hope you got the point of what I am looking for: Calculate an area of a field that doesn't have any know shape to which you can apply a formula that will come out with the squarefoot of the area.

If GPS or other equipment that can do that, please provide a link

Thanks
0
Question by:jskfan
• 5
• 2

LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 24491933
The following link explains three different ways of calculating area of a farm using GPS or even without it.....
http://blog.expertgps.com/blog/2008/10/calculating-the-area-of-a-farm-field/

0

LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 24491963
If you have a GPS device and you can walk with it round the boundary of the farms and then send me the coordinates file then I can also do the calculations for you ....
0

LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 24491975
0

Author Comment

ID: 24491988
do you have a link to GPS device, which type of GPS to buy and where to buy it , how much it costs?
the Only GPS I have seen on Ads was the one used in cars. I don't even know how it works.
0

LVL 13

Accepted Solution

ID: 24492017
You can buy any GPS from Garmin like the eTrex etc.
0

LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 24492025
Have you ever tried to view your farm from Google Earth? Can you see your farms over there? If yes then you probably don't need a GPS at all......
0

Author Comment

ID: 24493401
I guess this one has area calculation
0

## Featured Post

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.