Note: this tool requires an active ArcGIS license.


Calculates and compares area within any polygonal dataset.

If no comparison field is given, total area of dataset will be printed to console. Specifying a comparison field will calculate and print, for each value in the field, the total area of all elements with that value in the field.

Can be run as a geoprocessing tool within ArcCatalog using calcarea.tbx, or run from command line with the following arguments: path to dataset, (optional) name of field containing categories for area comparison.