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Subject: [geometry] distance_info function
From: Claus Christmann (hcc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-09-30 15:23:04

Hi boost::geometry

I only recently started to read this email list after I found , which google dug up for me when searching for a
method to find the closes point on a geometry.

(When I say closest point, I mean the green point in when asking for
what is the point of the blue polygon closest to the red point.)

>From what I understand from that post there currently is no "easy" way to get
the point distance found as being the closest, i.e. something like
"point green = bg::closest(point red, polygon blue); "

My question(s) at this point are whether there is a chance to get access to
the mentioned distance_info function, or if somebody could point me to another
function that is able to get the closest (potentially projected) point in
another geometry or whether I should start to hack distance.hpp and
distance_projected_point.hpp to get me access to the closest point.

Thank you very much for any and all hints and pointers.



Claus Christmann

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