Interesting - but there are license entanglements.  I'm not in the non-commercial space :(

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Sybren A. Stüvel <> wrote:
Hi David,

On 27 March 2014 19:45, David Sauter <> wrote:
I've got a current implementation that works using BG and r-tree but it's using an AABB that completely encompass the query area so I've got a lot of false positives to weed through.  I'm looking for a cleaner way to query a large data set.

The data set consists of X/Y plane squares of various sizes and at various  coordinates within a known range.  The tricky part is that I need to cull all but those that touch a small square area projected along a non-axis aligned vector.

Is there any way to query the r-tree with a non-axis aligned bounding box?  If not is there a known way to do this query that I'm just overlooking?

I can't give you a Boost::Geometry answer, but I do know that the RAPID library implements a very efficient Oriented Bounding Box (OBB) tree implementation. You can find it at

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