# Square Footage

Hoe do I correctly determin the square footage of a property?

 galactus Posts: 2,272, Reputation: 1436 Ultra Member #2 Mar 28, 2007, 10:31 AM
Find a book on surveying. You can find it online as well.
 Emland Posts: 2,493, Reputation: 2570 Ultra Member #3 Mar 28, 2007, 10:38 AM
Multiply the length by the width. There are also handy calculators all over the web.

Here is one I use
Square Footage Calculator
 asterisk_man Posts: 476, Reputation: 175 Full Member #4 Mar 28, 2007, 10:47 AM
If the property is a strange shape (i.e. Not a rectangle or a right triangle) divide it into pieces which are rectangles and/or right triangles. You probably know the formula for area of rectangle is width*height and right triangle is 0.5*width*height. Then sum up the area of all these pieces and you're done.
 galactus Posts: 2,272, Reputation: 1436 Ultra Member #5 Mar 28, 2007, 12:55 PM
I surveyed for years and have calculated many area of plots. Do you have any info you can post(bearings, coordinates of corners, etc.). I will attempt to calculate it for you.

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