# point.in.polygon

From sp v0.9-90
by Edzer Pebesma

##### do point(s) fall in a given polygon?

verifies for one or more points whether they fall in a given polygon

- Keywords
- manip

##### Usage

`point.in.polygon(point.x, point.y, pol.x, pol.y, mode.checked=FALSE)`

##### Arguments

- point.x
- numerical array of x-coordinates of points
- point.y
- numerical array of y-coordinates of points
- pol.x
- numerical array of x-coordinates of polygon
- pol.y
- numerical array of y-coordinates of polygon
- mode.checked
- default FALSE, used internally to save time when all the other argument are known to be of storage mode double

##### Value

- integer array; values are: 0: point is strictly exterior to pol; 1: point is strictly interior to pol; 2: point lies on the relative interior of an edge of pol; 3: point is a vertex of pol.

##### References

Uses the C function InPoly(). InPoly is Copyright (c) 1998 by Joseph O'Rourke. It may be freely redistributed in its entirety provided that this copyright notice is not removed.

##### Examples

```
# open polygon:
point.in.polygon(1:10,1:10,c(3,5,5,3),c(3,3,5,5))
# closed polygon:
point.in.polygon(1:10,rep(4,10),c(3,5,5,3,3),c(3,3,5,5,3))
```

*Documentation reproduced from package sp, version 0.9-90, License: GPL (>= 2)*

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