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2.4 Using Calculate Geometry

Use the Calculate Geometry tool to compute areas, perimeters, distances and centroid coordinates for the features in your GIS layers. In this tutorial you will use the Calculate Geometry tool to compute acreages for parcels in a parcels shapefile as well as compute the coordinates for parcel centroids and then use those coordinates to generate a points layer.


1. Using the Calculate Geometry Tool Tutorial and Data for the Tutorial

2. Video: Using the Geometry Calculator to Compute Acres

3. Video:Converting a Polygon Layer into a Point Layer

Last updated Dec. 14, 2016. Resources updated regularly.

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