Boost C++ Libraries

...one of the most highly regarded and expertly designed C++ library projects in the world. Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu, C++ Coding Standards

PrevUpHomeNext

point_order

Metafunction defining value as the point order (clockwise, counterclockwise) of the specified geometry type.

Synopsis

template<typename Geometry>
struct point_order
{
  // ...
};

Template parameter(s)

Parameter

Description

typename Geometry

Any type fulfilling a Geometry Concept

Header

#include <boost/geometry/core/point_order.hpp>

[Note] Note

The point order is defined for any geometry type, but only has a real meaning for areal geometry types (ring, polygon, multi_polygon)

Complexity

Compile time

Example

Examine the expected point order of a polygon type

#include <iostream>

#include <boost/geometry.hpp>
#include <boost/geometry/geometries/polygon.hpp>
#include <boost/geometry/geometries/point_xy.hpp>

int main()
{
    typedef boost::geometry::model::d2::point_xy<double> point_type;
    typedef boost::geometry::model::polygon<point_type, false> polygon_type;

    boost::geometry::order_selector order = boost::geometry::point_order<polygon_type>::value;

    std::cout << "order: " << order << std::endl
        << "(clockwise = " << boost::geometry::clockwise
        << ", counterclockwise = " << boost::geometry::counterclockwise
        << ") "<< std::endl;

    return 0;
}

Output:

order: 2
(clockwise = 1, counterclockwise = 2)
See also

PrevUpHomeNext