NAME
Math::Polygon::Surface  Polygon with exclusions
SYNOPSIS
my $outer = Math::Polygon>new( [1,2], [2,4], [5,7], [1,2] );
my $surface = Math::Polygon::Surface>new($outer);
DESCRIPTION
A surface is one polygon which represents the outer bounds of an array, plus optionally a list of polygons which represent exclusions from that outer polygon.
METHODS
Constructors
 $obj>new( [%options], [@polygons], %options )
 Math::Polygon::Surface>new( [%options], [@polygons], %options )

You may merge %options with @polygons. You may also use the "outer" and "inner" options.
Each polygon is a references to an ARRAY of points, each an ARRAY of X and Y, but better pass Math::Polygon objects.
OptionDefault inner [] outer undef
 inner => \@polygons

The inner polygons, zero or more Math::Polygon objects.
 outer => $polygon

The outer polygon, a Math::Polygon.
Attributes
 $obj>inner()

Returns a list (often empty) of inner polygons.
 $obj>outer()

Returns the outer polygon.
Simple calculations
 area()

Returns the area enclosed by the outer polygon, minus the areas of the inner polygons. See method Math::Polygon::area().
 $obj>bbox()

Returns a list with four elements: (xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax), which describe the bounding box of the surface, which is the bbox of the outer polygon. See method Math::Polygon::bbox().
 $obj>perimeter()

The length of the border: sums outer and inner perimeters. See method Math::Polygon::perimeter().
Clipping
 $obj>fillClip1($box)

Clipping a polygon into rectangles can be done in various ways. With this algorithm, the parts of the polygon which are outside the $box are mapped on the borders.
All polygons are treated separately.
 $obj>lineClip($box)

Returned is a list of ARRAYSOFPOINTS containing line pieces from the input surface. Lines from outer and inner polygons are undistinguishable. See method Math::Polygon::lineClip().
 $obj>string()

Translate the surface structure into some string. Use Geo::WKT if you need a standardized format.
Returned is a single string possibly containing multiple lines. The first line is the outer, the other lines represent the inner polygons.
DIAGNOSTICS
SEE ALSO
This module is part of MathPolygon distribution version 1.10, built on January 03, 2018. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/CPAN/
LICENSE
Copyrights 20042018 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/