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Excerpts from this Manual LineString Class

A LineString is a Curve with linear interpolation between points.

LineString Examples

  • On a world map, LineString objects could represent rivers.

  • In a city map, LineString objects could represent streets.

LineString Properties

  • A LineString has coordinates of segments, defined by each consecutive pair of points.

  • A LineString is a Line if it consists of exactly two points.

  • A LineString is a LinearRing if it is both closed and simple.

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