Land Conversion Caculator

Good find Brofoster!

The area calculations can be found by scrolling down to # 29.

For triangles or triangle portions of an irregular shaped plot enter the length & width measurments then divide the answer by half......
 

Handgunner

Senior Member
Bro, I stuck this thread to the top of the forum. It would be a lot of help for folks on here.

Thanks for posting it!
 

rex upshaw

Senior Member
nice bro, thanks for posting. that will be a huge help for me, as i am going to be planting some fire breaks and old logging roads.
 
An easy calculator for land area into acres is easy. Multiply length times width by feet then divide by 44,000 which is how many square feet there are in an acre. Thus a plot 100x200 is 20,000 square feet. 20,000 into 44,000 equals just under a 1/2 acre. I can't remember the other calculations for other shaped properties, but you could divide your property into various configurations to come to a close approxiamation.
 
One quick recalculation. Divide 44,000 into your square footage. I had it backwards on last post.(i.e. 44,000 into 20,000 equals slightly less than a 1/2 acre.).
 
For easy ''in the field'' area measurement the ''chain method'' can be used for sqares and rectangles.

One chain =66 feet

One acre= 10 square chains.

Measurement can be taped,ranged or with a little practice........paced off.

The length & width measurements are taken in feet and converted to chains when you divide each figure by 66.

Once your measurements are converted to chains you then multiply length times width. Take that figure and move the decimal point one place to the left to determine acreage.

Example: A parcel that is 2 chains wide and 5 chains long would be figured as follows.

A parcel of land that is 2 chains wide by 5 chains long would be figured as = 2X5=10. After moving the decimal one place to the left you have determined the acreage to be 1.0 acres.

For odd shapes,such as corners or nooks you can figure the area by measuring them as triangles within the parcel.

Compute the area as posted above by using the longest side and widest base.............then divide the area by half.
 
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Handgunner

Senior Member
For easy ''in the field'' area measurement the ''chain method'' can be used for sqares and rectangles.

One chain =66 feet

One acre= 10 square chains.

Measurement can be taped,ranged or with a little practice........paced off.

The length & width measurements are taken in feet and converted to chains when you divide each figure by 66.

Once your measurements are converted to chains you then multiply length times width. Take that figure and move the decimal point one place to the left to determine acreage.

Example: A parcel that is 2 chains wide and 5 chains long would be figured as follows.

2X5=10 After moving the decimal one place to the left you have determined the acreage to be 1.0 acres.

For odd shapes,such as corners or nooks you can figure the area by measuring them as triangles within the parcel.

Compute the area as posted above by using the longest side and widest base.............then divide the area by half.
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Thanks for the useful calculator. I was grossly overestimating the values on this. Amazing.
 
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redneckcamo

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yep an with the price of seed these days fer the foodplots ....every square foot counts ......thanx (moderator) Bro.....;-]
 
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