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Re: Point inside/outside a polygon?

Dennis Boccippio writes:

> Does anyone know of IDL routines for determination of whether a point 
> datum is inside/outside a closed irregular polygon?  I'm told that some 
> variants of this functionality are available in Matlab and Mathematica, 
> was curious if anyone had implemented a solution for IDL.  My usual 
> kludge to this is polyfill/mask-based, which is probably a very 
> inefficient approach...

Here is an article that describes one approach:


I am using the INSIDE program described there to 
determine if a contour line is internal or external to
another contour line in a current application 
I am building for a client and it works beautifully.



David Fanning, Ph.D.
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