[GRASS-SVN] r39560 - grass/branches/releasebranch_6_4/lib/vector
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Sun Oct 18 11:56:56 EDT 2009
Author: mmetz
Date: 2009-10-18 11:56:54 -0400 (Sun, 18 Oct 2009)
New Revision: 39560
Modified:
grass/branches/releasebranch_6_4/lib/vector/vectorlib.dox
Log:
vector lib documentation updated for grass64
Modified: grass/branches/releasebranch_6_4/lib/vector/vectorlib.dox
===================================================================
--- grass/branches/releasebranch_6_4/lib/vector/vectorlib.dox 2009-10-18 13:30:40 UTC (rev 39559)
+++ grass/branches/releasebranch_6_4/lib/vector/vectorlib.dox 2009-10-18 15:56:54 UTC (rev 39560)
@@ -142,14 +142,13 @@
<li> line: a directed sequence of connected vertices with two endpoints called nodes;
<li> boundary: the border line to describe an area;
<li> centroid: a point within a closed boundary;
-<li> area: the topological composition of centroid and boundary;
+<li> area: the topological composition of a closed ring of boundaries and optionally a centroid;
<li> face: a 3D area;
<li> kernel: a 3D centroid in a volume;
<li> volume: a 3D corpus, the topological composition of faces and kernel.
</ul>
-Note that all lines and boundaries can be polylines (with nodes in
-between).
+Note that all lines and boundaries can have multiple vertices and segments.
\section libraries Vector libraries
@@ -164,7 +163,7 @@
<ul>
<li> diglib (with dig_*() functions), GRASS 3.x/4.x
-<li> Vlib (with V1_*(), V2_*() and Vect_*() functions), GRASS 4.x/5.x (except for the 5.7 interim version)
+<li> Vlib (with V1_*(), V2_*() and Vect_*() functions), GRASS 6.x (except for the 5.7 interim version)
</ul>
The vector library was introduced in GRASS 4.0 to hide internal vector
@@ -494,10 +493,11 @@
+---------+
\endverbatim
-In GRASS, whenever an 'inner' ring touches the boundary of an outside area, even in
-one point, it is no longer an 'inner' ring, it is simply another area.
-A, B above can never be exported from GRASS as polygon A with inner ring B
-because there are only 2 areas A and B and no island.
+In GRASS, whenever an 'inner' ring touches the boundary of an outside
+area, even in one point, it is no longer an 'inner' ring (Isle in
+GRASS topology), it is simply another area. A, B above can never be
+exported from GRASS as polygon A with inner ring B because there are
+only 2 areas A and B and one island formed by A and B together.
\subsection Topology_Example_3 Topology Example 3:
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