Hi Jeremy,

Jeremy Murphy wrote:
On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 2:54 AM Adam Wulkiewicz via Geometry <geometry@lists.boost.org> wrote:
For your case it'd be bg::intersects() for both nodes (boxes) and values (points) as the first parameter and your segment as the second parameter.

I'm not sure what do you mean by "right-hand side of the query segment", the whole "half" of space on the right side of the line defined by segment or a region enclosed by the segment and 2 perpendicular half-lines starting at segment endpoints and going in some direction. Writing the comments below I assumed the latter. If you had the former in mind then sideness test (as performed by side strategy) would be enough.

Yes, I meant the first interpretation, the infinite 'half-space' that is not on the left-hand side nor collinear with the query segment, although we can ignore collinearity for simplicity.

Btw, using the cartesian side strategy the side of a point wrt line defined by segment can be checked like this:

// left of segment (> 0), right of segment (< 0), on segment (0)
int side = boost::geometry::strategy::side::side_by_triangle<>::apply(segment_p1, segment_p2, point);

Aha, so that's what I need, but how can I pass that as a predicate to the rtree? Also by writing a custom predicate that basically just calls it?
No, you can pass your segment to existing spatial predicate as usual. E.g. if you pass bgi::intersects(my_segment) into rtree::query() then internally bg::intersects(node_box, my_segment) and bg::intersects(point_value, my_segment) is called. So after overloading bg::intersects() the rtree should just work automatically. Something like this:

struct segment_side_region
{
typedef bg::model::point<double, 2, bg::cs::cartesian> point_t;
enum side_t { right, left };

segment_side_region(point_t const& p0, point_t const& p1, side_t side)
: m_p0(p0), m_p1(p1), m_side(side == right ? 1 : -1)
{}

template <typename Point>
bool intersects_point(Point const& p) const
{
return bg::strategy::side::side_by_triangle
<>::apply(m_p0, m_p1, p) == m_side;
}

template <typename Box>
bool intersects_box(Box const& b) const
{
typename bg::point_type<Box>::type p;
bg::set<0>(p, bg::get<min_corner, 0>(b));
bg::set<1>(p, bg::get<min_corner, 1>(b));
if (intersects(p))
return true;
bg::set<1>(p, bg::get<max_corner, 1>(b));
if (intersects(p))
return true;
bg::set<0>(p, bg::get<max_corner, 0>(b));
if (intersects(p))
return true;
bg::set<1>(p, bg::get<min_corner, 1>(b));
if (intersects(p))
return true;
return false;
}

private:
point_t m_p0, m_p1;
int m_side;
};

namespace boost { namespace geometry {

template <typename Point>
inline bool intersects(Point const& p, segment_side_region const& s)
{
return s.intersects_point(p);
}

template <typename Box>
inline bool intersects(Box const& b, segment_side_region const& s)
{
return s.intersects_box(b);
}

}}

// and then simply

segment_side_region region{p0, p1, segment_side_region::right};
some_segment_type segment{p0, p1};
rtree.query(bgi::intersects(region) && bgi::nearest(segment, 5), result);