Area Circles on Gmaps

area_circleIt seems like large areas have been popping up in the local news recently. Particularly, I’m thinking of the recent Little Bobtail Lake fire (recent CBC story here), and now (again) the Site C Dam flooded area (recent CBC story here).

It’s impossible for normal people to visualize 25,000 ha (the fire) or 5,500 ha (the flooded area), so here is a map in which you can enter either a radius or total area and you will be rewarded with a draggable circle fitting those parameters (note: if you want to convert hectares to square metres, multiply by 10,000). Try it out.

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