Intersection points for lines or polygon edges
returns the intersection points of two polylines in a planar, Cartesian system, with
vertices defined by
yi] = polyxpoly(
y2. The output arguments,
yi, contain the
x- and y-coordinates of each point at
which a segment of the first polyline intersects a segment of the second. In the
case of overlapping, collinear segments, the intersection is actually a line segment
rather than a point, and both endpoints are included in
returns a two-column array of line segment indices corresponding to the intersection
points. The k-th row of
ii] = polyxpoly(___)
ii indicates which
polyline segments give rise to the intersection point
To remember how these indices work, just think of segments and vertices as fence
sections and posts. The i-th fence section connects the
i-th post to the (i+1)-th post. In
general, letting i and j denote the scalar
values comprised by the k-th row of
intersection indicated by that row occurs where the i-th segment
of the first polyline intersects the j-th segment of the second
polyline. But when an intersection falls precisely on a vertex of the first
polyline, then i is the index of that vertex. Likewise with the
second polyline and the index j. In the case of an intersection
at the i-th vertex of the first line, for example,
y1(i). In the case of
intersections between vertices, i and j can be
interpreted as follows: the segment connecting
y1(i+1) intersects the segment connecting
y2(j+1) at the point
Find Intersection Points Between Rectangle and Polyline
Define and fill a rectangular area in the plane.
xlimit = [3 13]; ylimit = [2 8]; xbox = xlimit([1 1 2 2 1]); ybox = ylimit([1 2 2 1 1]); mapshow(xbox,ybox,'DisplayType','polygon','LineStyle','none')
Define and display a two-part polyline.
x = [0 6 4 8 8 10 14 10 14 NaN 4 4 6 9 15]; y = [4 6 10 11 7 6 10 10 6 NaN 0 3 4 3 6]; mapshow(x,y,'Marker','+')
Intersect the polyline with the rectangle.
[xi,yi] = polyxpoly(x,y,xbox,ybox); mapshow(xi,yi,'DisplayType','point','Marker','o')
Display the intersection points; note that the point (12, 8) appears twice because of a self-intersection near the end of the first part of the polyline.
ans = 8×2 3.0000 5.0000 5.0000 8.0000 8.0000 8.0000 12.0000 8.0000 12.0000 8.0000 13.0000 7.0000 13.0000 5.0000 4.0000 2.0000
You can suppress this duplicate point by using the
[xi,yi] = polyxpoly(x,y,xbox,ybox,'unique'); [xi yi]
ans = 7×2 3.0000 5.0000 5.0000 8.0000 8.0000 8.0000 12.0000 8.0000 13.0000 7.0000 13.0000 5.0000 4.0000 2.0000
Find Intersection Points Between State Border and Small Circle
Read state polygons into a geospatial table. Create a subtable that contains the California polygon. Display the polygon on a map.
states = readgeotable("usastatehi.shp"); row = states.Name == "California"; california = states(row,:); figure usamap("california") geoshow(california,"FaceColor","none")
Define a small circle centered off the coast of California.
lat0 = 37; lon0 = -122; rad = 500; [latc,lonc] = scircle1(lat0,lon0,km2deg(rad)); plotm(lat0,lon0,"r*") plotm(latc,lonc,"r")
Extract the latitude and longitude coordinates of the California polygon from the geospatial table.
T = geotable2table(california,["Latitude","Longitude"]); [lat,lon] = polyjoin(T.Latitude',T.Longitude');
Find the intersection points between the state of California and the small circle.
[loni,lati] = polyxpoly(lon,lat,lonc,latc); plotm(lati,loni,"bo")
y2 — Coordinates of polylines
x- or y-coordinates of points in the first or second polyline, specified as a numeric vector. For a given polyline, the x- and y-coordinate vectors must be the same length.
yi — Coordinates of intersection points
numeric column vector
x- or y-coordinates of intersection points, specified as a numeric column vector.
ii — line segment indices
Line segment indices of intersection points, specified as a numeric vector.
If the spacing between points is large, the intersections calculated by the
polyxpolyfunction and the intersections shown on a map display might be different. This is a result of differences between straight lines in the unprojected and projected coordinates. Similarly, there might be differences between the
polyxpolyresult and intersections that assume great circles or rhumb lines between points.