# Area of Polygon by Drawing

Can you draw your polygon? Maybe you know the coordinates, or lengths and angles,

either way this can give you a good **estimate** of the Area.

*Note: due to computer rounding errors the last digit is not always correct.*

### Zooming

You can draw a rectangle to zoom in, or use the "Zoom" buttons. "Fit" is very useful.

### Moving

Click on the drawing surface to change the center of drawing. Or zoom out and draw a rectangle.

### Fine Adjustments

Draw a small rectangle around a point so you can then position it accurately. Zoom "Fit" to see whole polygon again so you can then zoom in to another point.

### Edit

Use the "Edit" button to manually edit the coordinates, or to **enter new coordinates of your own**.

## What is Regular, Concave, Complex?

If all angles are equal and all sides are equal it is **regular**, otherwise it is** irregular**

If there are any internal angles greater than 180° (they would point inwards) then it is **concave**. (*Think: concave has a "cave" in it*), otherwise it is **convex**.

And a **complex** polygon intersects itself (the boundary crosses over), otherwise it is **simple** (like most polygons we deal with). Many rules about polygons don't work when they are complex.