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Distance around formula

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by matthew horner, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    Is there a formula for calculating area in square footage by measuring only the distance around the area in linear feet?

    Thank you
    Matt
     
  2. JohnK

    JohnK LawnSite Member
    from Seattle
    Messages: 53

  3. TerraVenture

    TerraVenture LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    No, you have to break up the area into geometric shapes, calculate their areas and add together. I wish there was it would make my life easier estimating bulk materials for installs.
     
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    If you have the irregular shape on a scaled plan, you can use a planimeter to get the square footage. A good digital one will run $900 or more though.

    For actual, on-the-ground measurements, no, it won't work....


    Dan
     

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