A number of the different classes of objects in
sampSurf have some kind of areal representation, often just part
of the class definition as one of the slots. This function simply
returns the area as stored within the object as given in
The area that is stored and returned is in the native units of
the object. In most cases, this will be either square feet or square
area-methods provide individual detail, as
do the individual class definitions for the objects passed.
Area in the correct units.
Jeffrey H. Gove