Tests if the given geometry is a ring

gIsRing(spgeom, byid = FALSE)

Arguments

spgeom

sp object as defined in package sp

byid

Logical determining if the function should be applied across subgeometries (TRUE) or the entire object (FALSE)

Value

Returns TRUE if the geometry is a LINEARRING.

Returns TRUE if the geometry is a LINESTRING that is both Simple (gIsSimple) and Closed (end points intersect), FALSE otherwise.

Returns FALSE if the geometry is a [MULTI]POINT, MULTILINESTRING, or [MULTI]POLYGON.

Author

Roger Bivand & Colin Rundel

gIsEmpty gIsSimple gIsValid

Examples


l1 = readWKT("LINESTRING(0 0, 1 1, 1 0, 0 1, 0 0)")
l2 = readWKT("LINESTRING(0 0,1 0,1 1,0 1,0 0)")
r1 = readWKT("LINEARRING(0 0, 1 1, 1 0, 0 1, 0 0)")
r2 = readWKT("LINEARRING(0 0,1 0,1 1,0 1,0 0)")
p1 = readWKT("POLYGON((0 0, 1 1, 1 0, 0 1, 0 0))")
p2 = readWKT("POLYGON((0 0,1 0,1 1,0 1,0 0))")

par(mfrow=c(3,2))
plot(l1);title(paste("LINESTRING\nRing:",gIsRing(l1)))
plot(l2);title(paste("LINESTRING\nRing:",gIsRing(l2)))
plot(r1);title(paste("LINEARRING\nRing:",gIsRing(r1)))
plot(r2);title(paste("LINEARRING\nRing:",gIsRing(r2)))
plot(p1);title(paste("POLYGON\nRing:",gIsRing(p1)))
plot(p2);title(paste("POLYGON\nRing:",gIsRing(p2)))