Shape Area Unit

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06-23-2014 11:06 PM
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Hi,

Kindly i would like to ask about the possibility of changing the fault unit of the shape area attribute when creating/projection shape file.

it is calculated in decimal degrees and i want it to be in Square Kilometers.

Thank you so much for your assistant.
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You would be advised to Project the data, then calculate a field using the appropriate area
http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//00170000004s000000
see way down towards the bottom
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