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Checks if two geometries have at least one intersection.

template<typename Geometry1, typename Geometry2> bool intersects(Geometry1 const & geometry1, Geometry2 const & geometry2)

Type |
Concept |
Name |
Description |
---|---|---|---|

Geometry1 const & |
Any type fulfilling a Geometry Concept |
geometry1 |
A model of the specified concept |

Geometry2 const & |
Any type fulfilling a Geometry Concept |
geometry2 |
A model of the specified concept |

Returns true if two geometries intersect each other

Either

`#include <boost/geometry.hpp>`

Or

`#include <boost/geometry/algorithms/intersects.hpp>`

The function intersects implements function Intersects from the OGC Simple Feature Specification.

The version with one parameter is additional and not described in the OGC standard

Check if two linestrings intersect each other

#include <iostream> #include <boost/geometry.hpp> #include <boost/geometry/geometries/linestring.hpp> #include <boost/geometry/geometries/point_xy.hpp> int main() { // Calculate the intersects of a cartesian polygon typedef boost::geometry::model::d2::point_xy<double> P; boost::geometry::model::linestring<P> line1, line2; boost::geometry::read_wkt("linestring(1 1,2 2,3 3)", line1); boost::geometry::read_wkt("linestring(2 1,1 2,4 0)", line2); bool b = boost::geometry::intersects(line1, line2); std::cout << "Intersects: " << (b ? "YES" : "NO") << std::endl; return 0; }

Output:

Intersects: YES