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Subject: Re: [geometry] how to find the furthest point pair (= diameter) of a polygon?
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-15 18:42:21

On 15 August 2013 18:15, Barend Gehrels <barend_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 14-8-2013 19:03, Adam Wulkiewicz wrote:
>> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>>> By the way, could you share a bit more about what algorithm is planned?
>>> A brute force approach, like in PostGIS [1], or any of the known
>>> algorithms [2],
>>> or anything else?
>>> [1] ST_MinimumBoundingCircle
>>> [2]
>> bg::envelope() and bg::return_envelope() will probably handle other
>> bounding objects than Box. Am I right? Or some other name is choosen?
> As said earlier, envelope is an OGC algorithm with a specific meaning and
> the name is well-chosen. I guess more than 99% of the envelopes in your
> postbox is rectangular. The association is OK.
> So we might stick to PostGIS convention and call it minimum_bounding_circle,
> or replace the circle with a "ball" or "nsphere" suffix to denote
> dimensions higher than 2.

It all sounds good to me.

I personally favour longer and more descriptive names
like minimum_bounding_circle, minimum_bounding_box|rectangle, etc.

Best regards,

Mateusz  Loskot,
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