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Compute Surface of Geometries

KNIME Spatial Processing Nodes version 1.2.2.v201911131528 by EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research)

Compute the surface of WKT geometries in square meters. Stores the result in a novel column of type Double.

In order to compute the size of the area in square meters, the node reprojects on the fly the geometries into an automatic projection [1] as defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium [2]. This might lead to conversion errors in case your initial Coordinate Reference System is not an ESPG standard one. If you get errors related to Bursa Wolf parameters or similar errors due to projection, please try to use the "Reproject WKT geometries" in order to first reproject your geometries into a welldefined CRS.

The actual computation is done by the powerful Geotools library.

  • [1] Web Mapping Testbed, "WM Automatic Projections", http://www.digitalearth.gov/wmt/auto.html
  • [2] Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (2000) "OpenGIS® Web Map Server Interface Implementation Specification", OpenGIS Project Document 00-028, url


column name
Name of the column which will be created with the surface of each geometry

Input Ports

A table with spatial data

Output Ports

The table with an additional column containing the surface

Best Friends (Incoming)

Best Friends (Outgoing)


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