Determines whether areas, surfaces, and solids are convex or concave. A polygon is simple when it is not self-intersecting and has a non-zero area. Simple polygons are convex if every internal angle is less than or equal to 180 degrees. All other polygons are considered concave.
Typically these are polygon-based geometries.
If the geometry of the feature is polygon-based (such as a polygon, a donut, or a box) all of the geometry’s composing polygons are tested for convexity. Based on the results of this testing, the appropriate output port is determined.
If all composing polygons for the geometry of a feature are convex, the feature is written to the Convex output port.
If any composing polygons for the geometry of a feature are not convex, those features are written to the Concave output port.
Features with no geometry or with geometries that are not polygon-based, such as arc, raster, and text, are written to the Undefined port.
There are no parameters for this transformer.
- Lines and points are considered concave.
- The test is limited by the precision of the geometry’s coordinates – be careful of “invisible” bends in lines, as shown here:
This diagram shows both convex and concave examples.
FME Licensing Level
FME Professional Edition and above
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