`R/geom.R`

`st_relate.Rd`

Compute DE9-IM relation between pairs of geometries, or match it to a given pattern

st_relate(x, y, pattern = NA_character_, sparse = !is.na(pattern))

x | object of class |
---|---|

y | object of class |

pattern | character; define the pattern to match to, see details. |

sparse | logical; should a sparse matrix be returned (TRUE) or a dense matrix? |

In case `pattern`

is not given, `st_relate`

returns a dense `character`

matrix; element [i,j] has nine characters, referring to the DE9-IM relationship between x[i] and y[j], encoded as IxIy,IxBy,IxEy,BxIy,BxBy,BxEy,ExIy,ExBy,ExEy where I refers to interior, B to boundary, and E to exterior, and e.g. BxIy the dimensionality of the intersection of the the boundary of x[i] and the interior of y[j], which is one of 0,1,2,F, digits denoting dimensionality, F denoting not intersecting. When `pattern`

is given, a dense logical matrix or sparse index list returned with matches to the given pattern; see st_intersection for a description of the returned matrix or list. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DE-9IM for further explanation.

p1 = st_point(c(0,0)) p2 = st_point(c(2,2)) pol1 = st_polygon(list(rbind(c(0,0),c(1,0),c(1,1),c(0,1),c(0,0)))) - 0.5 pol2 = pol1 + 1 pol3 = pol1 + 2 st_relate(st_sfc(p1, p2), st_sfc(pol1, pol2, pol3))#> [,1] [,2] [,3] #> [1,] "0FFFFF212" "FF0FFF212" "FF0FFF212" #> [2,] "FF0FFF212" "FF0FFF212" "0FFFFF212"sfc = st_sfc(st_point(c(0,0)), st_point(c(3,3))) grd = st_make_grid(sfc, n = c(3,3)) st_intersects(grd)#> Sparse geometry binary predicate list of length 2, where the predicate was `intersects' #> 1: 1 #> 2: 2st_relate(grd, pattern = "****1****") # sides, not corners, internals#> Sparse geometry binary predicate list of length 2, where the predicate was `relate_pattern' #> 1: 1 #> 2: 2st_relate(grd, pattern = "****0****") # only corners touch#> Sparse geometry binary predicate list of length 2, where the predicate was `relate_pattern' #> 1: (empty) #> 2: (empty)st_rook = function(a, b = a) st_relate(a, b, pattern = "F***1****") st_rook(grd)#> Sparse geometry binary predicate list of length 2, where the predicate was `relate_pattern' #> 1: (empty) #> 2: (empty)# queen neighbours, see \url{https://github.com/r-spatial/sf/issues/234#issuecomment-300511129} st_queen <- function(a, b = a) st_relate(a, b, pattern = "F***T****")