Dear Boost Geometry Contributors,

I am testing the boost::geometry::dissolve function upon some invalid polygons that are produced by a certain in-house segmentation alg.

The fact that the algorithm is producing possibly invalid polygons cannot be changed easily so I thought I will fix them afterwards using dissolve from “geometry/extensions/algorithms/dissolve.hpp” for the latest boost 1.58 version.

Unfortunately I stumbled over the following polygons for which dissolve produces wrong results.

The following code illustrates the result

using namespace boost::geometry;

using namespace boost::geometry::model;

using namespace boost::geometry::model::d2;

int main(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])

{

polygon< point_xy<float> > Poly;

read_wkt("POLYGON((10 10, 10 20, 20 20, 15 12, 15 18, 20 10, 10 10))",

Poly);

multi_polygon< polygon< point_xy< float > > > Dissolved;

boost::geometry::dissolve(Poly, Dissolved);

}

Which results in a polygon including the small intersection part which should be excluded from the polygon

And even more problematic the following example (same polygon with and additional self-touching outer ring) results in missing the entire main part of the polygon

int main(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])

{

polygon< point_xy<float> > Poly;

read_wkt("POLYGON((10 10, 10 20, 20 20, 20 25, 22 25, 20 20, 15 12, 15 18, 20 10, 10 10))",

Poly);

multi_polygon< polygon< point_xy< float > > > Dissolved;

boost::geometry::dissolve(Poly, Dissolved);

}

I hope somebody can show me what I did wrong or what I can to too work around this problem.

Best regards,

Andreas Wimmer