# area

From lidR v2.0.0
by Jean-Romain Roussel

##### Surface covered by a LAS* object.

Surface covered by a `LAS*`

object. For `LAS`

point clouds it is computed based on the
convex hull of the points. For a `LAScatalog`

it is computed as the sum of the bounding boxes
of the files. For overlapping tiles the value may be larger than the total covered area because
some regions are sampled twice.

##### Usage

`area(x, ...)`# S4 method for LAS
area(x, ...)

# S4 method for LAScatalog
area(x, ...)

##### Arguments

- x
An object of the class

`LAS*`

- ...
unused

##### Value

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

*Documentation reproduced from package lidR, version 2.0.0, License: GPL-3*

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