Q: Can I convert values in the smarea field from square degrees to square meters?
A: Yes, you can convert values from square degrees to square meters. The unit for values is square degrees because the projection unit for the data is degrees. You can first convert the data into a projected coordinate system in meters, and then create a new field user_area to store values in square meters copied from the smarea field. Finally, you can covert the data back to the geographic coordinate system in degrees.