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The row object method getArea (GEODESIC) returns 0.0 for ellipses.

Last Published: November 21, 2014 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000081284
SubmittedSeptember 10, 2014
Last ModifiedMarch 30, 2022
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2.2
StatusKnown Limit

Additional Information

For curves, ellipses, etc, PLANAR or PRESERVE_SHAPE options are recommended.


Export to a shapefile, which does not support true curves, or use the Densify tool.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000081284


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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