POSITIVE AREA CALCULATIONS BY COORDINATES

THE AREA ENCLOSED BY A MULTISIDED POLYGON CAN BE DETERMINED ONCE THE COORDINATES OF THE POLYGON POINTS ARE KNOWN. BY THE USE OF GREENS THEOREM A METHOD IS OBTAINED WHICH RESULTS IN A FORMULA FOR AREA CALCULATION BY COORDINATES THAN ALWAYS RESULTS IN A POSITIVE VALUE FOR THE AREA. MOST SURVEYING TEXTS GIVE FORMULAS THAT RESULT IN A NEGATIVE VALUE FOR AREA. RULES ARE GIVEN THAT ASSURE A POSITIVE-VALUED AREA. /ASCE/ REFERENCES' POSITIVE AREA CALCULATIONS BY COORDINATES, GRIGGS, FRANCIS E., JR., JOURNAL OF THE SURVEYING AND MAPPING DIVISION, ASCE, VOL. 93, NO. SU1, PROC. PAPER 5066, JANUARY, 1967, PP. 1-4, 1 FIG.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proc. Paper 5066, VOL. 93 SU1, PP 1-4, 1 FIG, 1 REF
  • Authors:
    • Griggs, F E
  • Publication Date: 1967-1

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  • Accession Number: 00202595
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jun 15 1994 12:00AM