Does measuring taking into consideration elevation when calculating sq ft?

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10-18-2019 08:51 AM
MichaelRadke1
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I am using the measuring piece to calculate sq ft of asphalt that was laid on a road with some incline. I was wondering if when calculating the sq ft if collector takes into consideration the elevation change?

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RobertBorchert
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No it does not.  At least not with Standard ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro.

Had the same question ourselves. 

So I did it the easy way and brought in 2 foot contours. I then split the centerline at each contour.  I then used a simple hypotenuse formula to calculate the actual centerline length based on a 2 foot change in elevation. The multiplied the calculated length with the width of the asphalt at each segment.  then multiply length by width

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