JTS Topology Suite version 1.12

## Package com.vividsolutions.jts.operation.overlay

Contains classes that perform a topological overlay to compute boolean spatial functions.

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Description

Class Summary
ConsistentPolygonRingChecker Tests whether the polygon rings in a `GeometryGraph` are consistent.
EdgeSetNoder Nodes a set of edges.
LineBuilder Forms JTS LineStrings out of a the graph of `DirectedEdge`s created by an `OverlayOp`.
MaximalEdgeRing A ring of `DirectedEdge`s which may contain nodes of degree > 2.
MinimalEdgeRing A ring of `Edge`s with the property that no node has degree greater than 2.
OverlayNodeFactory Creates nodes for use in the `PlanarGraph`s constructed during overlay operations.
OverlayOp Computes the overlay of two `Geometry`s.
PointBuilder Constructs `Point`s from the nodes of an overlay graph.
PolygonBuilder Forms `Polygon`s out of a graph of `DirectedEdge`s.

## Package com.vividsolutions.jts.operation.overlay Description

Contains classes that perform a topological overlay to compute boolean spatial functions.

The Overlay Algorithm is used in spatial analysis methods for computing set-theoretic operations (boolean combinations) of input `Geometry`s. The algorithm for computing the overlay uses the intersection operations supported by topology graphs. To compute an overlay it is necessary to explicitly compute the resultant graph formed by the computed intersections.

The algorithm to compute a set-theoretic spatial analysis method has the following steps:

• Build topology graphs of the two input geometries. For each geometry all self-intersection nodes are computed and added to the graph.
• Compute nodes for all intersections between edges and nodes of the graphs.
• Compute the labeling for the computed nodes by merging the labels from the input graphs.
• Compute new edges between the compute intersection nodes. Label the edges appropriately.
• Build the resultant graph from the new nodes and edges.
• Compute the labeling for isolated components of the graph. Add the isolated components to the resultant graph.
• Compute the result of the boolean combination by selecting the node and edges with the appropriate labels. Polygonize areas and sew linear geometries together.

## Package Specification

JTS Topology Suite version 1.12