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Select area shapes based on attribute

Kyle EstesKyle Estes Global Mapper UserPosts: 13
edited January 2010 in Technical Support
I have several thousand area shapes and would like to obtain only the ones having a geographic area smaller than a value I choose. The area shapes have attributes, but none related to geographic area. Any ideas?

I realize I can inspect the geographic area of each shape by using the Feature Info Tool and noting "Area" field in the Geometry line. Is there perhaps a way to add an attribute to each shape and populate the attribute's value from the shape's area automatically?


  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited January 2010
    Yes, you can easily do this by selecting all of the areas with the Digitizer Tool, then right-clicking and selecting the option to add/update feature measurement attributes. Once those are there you can simply search on the ENCLOSED_AREA attribute value.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.


    Global Mapper Support
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