# area

From lidR v1.3.0
by Jean-Romain Roussel

##### Surface covered by a `LAS`

object or by a `LAScatalog`

.

The area is computed with the convex hull for `LAS`

objects or x,y coordinates. If
the data is not convex, the resulting area is only an approximation. The area is computed
as the sum of the extents of each file for a `LAScatalog`

.

##### Usage

`area(x, y)`

##### Arguments

- x
An object of the class

`LAS`

or`LAScatalog`

or numeric- y
If x is numeric, then provide also y.

##### Value

numeric. The area of the object computed in the same units as the coordinate reference system

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
LASfile <- system.file("extdata", "Megaplot.laz", package="lidR")
las = readLAS(LASfile)
area(las)
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package lidR, version 1.3.0, License: GPL-3*

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