Show drawn polygon area

Use Leaflet.draw to draw a polygon and leaflet-geodesy to calculate its area in square meters.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset=utf-8 />
<title>Show drawn polygon area</title>
<meta name='viewport' content='initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no' />
<script src=''></script>
<link href='' rel='stylesheet' />
  body { margin:0; padding:0; }
  #map { position:absolute; top:0; bottom:0; width:100%; }
<link href='' rel='stylesheet' />
<script src=''></script>
<script src=''></script>

<div id='map'></div>

L.mapbox.accessToken = '<your access token here>';
var map ='map')
    .setView([38.89399, -77.03659], 17)

var featureGroup = L.featureGroup().addTo(map);

var drawControl = new L.Control.Draw({
  edit: {
    featureGroup: featureGroup
  draw: {
    polygon: true,
    polyline: false,
    rectangle: false,
    circle: false,
    marker: false

map.on('draw:created', showPolygonArea);
map.on('draw:edited', showPolygonAreaEdited);

function showPolygonAreaEdited(e) {
  e.layers.eachLayer(function(layer) {
    showPolygonArea({ layer: layer });
function showPolygonArea(e) {
  e.layer.bindPopup((LGeo.area(e.layer) / 1000000).toFixed(2) + ' km<sup>2</sup>');
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