chapter  19
Area Measurement
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One must o£en measure the area of enclosed regions on plan-size drawings. œese areas might be either regular or irregular in shape and describe one of the following:

• Areas enclosed by map contours • Cross section of the diastolic and systolic volumes of heart cavities • Farmland or forestland shown in aerial photographs • Cross sections of proposed and existing roads • Quantities of materials used in clothing manufacture • ScientiŸc measurements • Swimming pools • Quantities of ground cover

œe tools for this type of measurement include planimeters, digitizer-computer setups, digitizers with built-in area measuring capability, and grid overlay transparencies.