Oil Spill Project
I approached the problem by breaking the shape down into 15 pieces on the map to make finding the area easier.
Question 1 - My sectioned polygons might not be exact, but I think I have a pretty accurate measure of the space affected by the spill.
Question 2 - I think my polygons compare to the actual oil spill area accurately but I expect my answer to possibly be a little less than the actual spill area.
The total area of the oil spill is 5642.4134 miles, I got this by adding all of the areas together.