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Create a squared form buffer around a point.


This strategy can be used as PointStrategy for the buffer algorithm. It creates a square from each point, where the point lies in the center. It can be applied for points and multi_points, but also for a linestring (if it is degenerate, so consisting of only one point) and for polygons (if it is degenerate). This strategy is only applicable for Cartesian coordinate systems.


class strategy::buffer::point_square
  // ...


#include <boost/geometry/strategies/cartesian/buffer_point_square.hpp>


Shows how the point_square strategy can be used as a PointStrategy to create square buffers where the original point lies in the center

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

int main()
    typedef boost::geometry::model::d2::point_xy<double> point;
    typedef boost::geometry::model::polygon<point> polygon;

    // Declare the point_square strategy
    boost::geometry::strategy::buffer::point_square point_strategy;

    // Declare other strategies
    boost::geometry::strategy::buffer::distance_symmetric<double> distance_strategy(0.5);
    boost::geometry::strategy::buffer::join_round join_strategy;
    boost::geometry::strategy::buffer::end_round end_strategy;
    boost::geometry::strategy::buffer::side_straight side_strategy;

    // Declare/fill of a multi point
    boost::geometry::model::multi_point<point> mp;
    boost::geometry::read_wkt("MULTIPOINT((3 3),(3 4),(4 4),(7 3))", mp);

    // Create the buffer of a multi point
    boost::geometry::model::multi_polygon<polygon> result;
    boost::geometry::buffer(mp, result,
                distance_strategy, side_strategy,
                join_strategy, end_strategy, point_strategy);

    return 0;



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