Calculating Area and Acreage with a GPS Receiver

Automatically calculating the area of a farm field with ExpertGPS mapping software

Accurately calculating the area of irregular parcels, fields, and other geographic features is an important task for real estate agents, foresters, and property owners. ExpertGPS mapping software makes it easy to calculate area, no matter how irregular the boundary. If you can walk the property with a GPS receiver, or trace it on a map or aerial photo, ExpertGPS can calculate the area, and display the results in acres, square feet, square miles, hectares, or square kilometers.


We apply a fertilizer material for local farms and ranches and we charge them by the acre. This program allows us to outline the field and determine the acreage that should be charged.

Ben Davis

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Download ExpertGPS 5.20 (12 Megabytes)
New features were added to ExpertGPS on August 20, 2014
ExpertGPS runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

Calculate the Area of any Parcel with ExpertGPS Calculating area is easy and exact with ExpertGPS and any handheld GPS receiver

Just a few clicks on the aerial photos in ExpertGPS was all that it took to trace these fields. ExpertGPS automatically calculates the area for any drawn object on the map, or for your recorded GPS tracklogs.

Calculate Area and Display in:

  • Acres
  • Square Miles
  • Square Feet
  • Hectares
  • Square Kilometers
  • Square Meters

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Who Uses ExpertGPS?

I'm going to use ExpertGPS for mapping my crop land for reporting my acres to FSA and federal crop insurance.

D. Kluge

Forestry / Silviculture - Calculating Area of Timber Tracts

Timber companies use ExpertGPS to calculate the acreage of woodlots and to estimate harvest yields. Foresters can view their holdings on the aerial photo maps in ExpertGPS, and superimpose grids and draw routes prior to field work. Parcel and tract outlines can be sent to any handheld GPS prior to field work. After a timber cruise, you can retrieve the GPS tracklog from your Garmin or Magellan GPS receiver and plot your exact path through the forest on the maps in ExpertGPS. ExpertGPS accurately calculates the acreage of any closed figure you draw on the map, or walk with your GPS.


Precision Agriculture / Farming - Calculating Area of Fields

Calculate field sizes using ExpertGPS to accurately determine fertilizer requirements and to estimate crop yield. Quickly map out fence lines and paddocks, and send a map of your fields right to your GPS. In the field, use your GPS to mark waypoints at locations that need spot treatments. Print out maps of your fields.


Property Management / Real Estate - Calculating Area of Lots and Parcels

Calculate the acreage of any lot or commercial parcel. Preview any site right from your computer - just enter the address, and ExpertGPS brings up the map. Determine property boundaries by entering the legal description (metes and bounds) into ExpertGPS. Print out parcel maps to distribute to clients.


Whatever your job, if you work with land, GPS, or maps, ExpertGPS will save you time and money. Put ExpertGPS to work for you.
ExpertGPS is mapping and file conversion software for your Garmin GPS ExpertGPS is mapping and file conversion software for your Magellan GPS ExpertGPS is mapping and file conversion software for your Lowrance GPS
ExpertGPS works with hundreds of GPS receivers, including all Garmin nĂ¼vi, eTrex, Colorado, Dakota, GPSMAP, Edge, Montana, Oregon, and Rino models, Magellan eXplorist, Meridian, and SporTrak GPS receivers, and Lowrance iFinder, Endura, HDS, LCX, and LMS GPS chartplotters and fishfinders.
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