Grid 2 polygon example

configuration-examples Grid 2 polygon

Calculating with grid-data is usually much faster as with vector-data.

If it is still useful to transform grid data into polygons, see the following example:

parameter<meter> gridsize := 100[meter];

unit<spoint> griddomain
: StorageName = "%SourceDataDir%/src_grid.tif"
, StorageType = "gdal.grid"
, DialogData  = "Geografie/rdc"
  attribute<float32> GridData;

unit<uint32> polydomain := select_with_org_rel(IsDefined(griddomain/GridData))
   attribute<rdc> point_rdc       := org_rel[rdc];
   attribute<rdc> geometry (poly) := points2sequence(pointset/point, pointset/sequence, pointset/ordinal);

   unit<uint32> pointset := union_unit(.,.,.,.,.)
       attribute<rdc>    point    := union_data(.
          , point_rdc                                         // left top 
          , point_rdc + point(gridsize, 0[meter], rdc)        // right top 
          , point_rdc + point(gridsize, -gridsize, rdc)       // right bottom 
          , point_rdc + point(0[meter], -gridsize, rdc)       // left bottom 
          , point_rdc                                         // left top 
       attribute<..>     sequence := union_data(., id(..), id(..), id(..), id(..), id(..))[uint32];
       attribute<uint32> ordinal  := 
          union_data(., const(0,..), const(1,..), const(2,..), const(3,..), const(4,..));
With yx-coord the point-defintion is:

attribute<rdc>    point    := union_data(.
   , point_rdc
   , point_rdc + point(0[meter] , gridsize, rdc)
   , point_rdc + point(-gridsize, gridsize, rdc)
   , point_rdc + point(-gridsize, 0[meter], rdc)
   , point_rdc


This example results in a set of square polygons for each grid cell with non missing data in the GridData attribute. The selection with the isDefined functions results in a uint32 domain-unit with entries for each defined cell. In this subset also other criteria can be used to make selections of the relevant set of grid cells.

The configured pointset domain unit has 5 times the number of entries of the subset domain unit. This pointset domain is used to define for each polygon the topleft, bottomleft, bottomright, topright and again topleft coordinate. With the points2sequence function these points are converted to polygons.

The square polygons can be dissolved into large polygons (interior polygon segments are removed), by using the union_polygon or partitioned_union_polygon functions.