[mapserver-users] Polygon Questions

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at mediaone.net
Wed Nov 7 18:42:49 EST 2001

Hi again,

Does mapserver, or shapefiles for that matter, care if polygon points
are ordered clockwise or counter-clockwise?

In shapefiles, a polygon can be in multiple parts?
  1) Does this mean multiple smaller closed polygons which constitue a 
     large object?
  2) A large polygon, where the additional parts represent islands in
     the larger one.
  3) something else all together :)

-Stephen Woodbridge

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