Package org.gdal.ogr

Class Layer


  • public class Layer
    extends MajorObject
    This class represents a layer of simple features, with access methods.

    The Layer class is a binding for the C++ OGRLayer class.

    • Method Detail

      • delete

        public void delete()
        Deprecated.
        Do not do anything...
        Overrides:
        delete in class MajorObject
      • addReference

        public void addReference​(java.lang.Object reference)
      • equals

        public boolean equals​(java.lang.Object obj)
        Overrides:
        equals in class java.lang.Object
      • hashCode

        public int hashCode()
        Overrides:
        hashCode in class java.lang.Object
      • GetExtent

        public double[] GetExtent​(boolean force)
        Fetch the extent of this layer.

        Returns the extent (MBR) of the data in the layer. If force is false, and it would be expensive to establish the extent then a null value will be returned indicating that the extent isn't know. If force is true then some implementations will actually scan the entire layer once to compute the MBR of all the features in the layer.

        Depending on the drivers, the returned extent may or may not take the spatial filter into account. So it is safer to call GetExtent() without setting a spatial filter.

        Layers without any geometry may return a null value just indicating that no meaningful extents could be collected.

        Parameters:
        force - Flag indicating whether the extent should be computed even if it is expensive
        Returns:
        an allocated array of 4 doubles in which the extent value or null in case of failure
        Since:
        Java bindings 1.7.0
      • GetExtent

        public double[] GetExtent()
        Fetch the extent of this layer. Same as below with force == true.
        Since:
        Java bindings 1.7.0
        See Also:
        GetExtent(boolean force)
      • Rename

        public int Rename​(java.lang.String new_name)
      • GetRefCount

        public int GetRefCount()
        Fetch reference count.

        Should be of little use in Java...

        Returns:
        the current reference count for the layer object itself.
      • SetSpatialFilter

        public void SetSpatialFilter​(Geometry filter)
        Set a new spatial filter.

        This method set the geometry to be used as a spatial filter when fetching features via the GetNextFeature() method. Only features that geometrically intersect the filter geometry will be returned.

        Currently this test is may be inaccurately implemented, but it is guaranteed that all features who's envelope (as returned by Geometry.getEnvelope()) overlaps the envelope of the spatial filter will be returned. This can result in more shapes being returned that should strictly be the case.

        This method makes an internal copy of the passed geometry. The passed geometry remains the responsibility of the caller, and may be safely destroyed.

        For the time being the passed filter geometry should be in the same SRS as the layer (as returned by GetSpatialRef()). In the future this may be generalized.

        Parameters:
        filter - the geometry to use as a filtering region. null may be passed indicating that the current spatial filter should be cleared, but no new one instituted.
      • SetSpatialFilterRect

        public void SetSpatialFilterRect​(double minx,
                                         double miny,
                                         double maxx,
                                         double maxy)
        Set a new rectangular spatial filter. This method set rectangle to be used as a spatial filter when fetching features via the GetNextFeature() method method. Only features that geometrically intersect the given rectangle will be returned.

        The x/y values should be in the same coordinate system as the layer as a whole (as returned by GetSpatialRef()). Internally this method is normally implemented as creating a 5 vertex closed rectangular polygon and passing it to SetSpatialFilter(). It exists as a convenience.

        The only way to clear a spatial filter set with this method is to call SetSpatialFilter(null).

        Parameters:
        minx - the minimum X coordinate for the rectangular region.
        miny - the minimum Y coordinate for the rectangular region.
        maxx - the maximum X coordinate for the rectangular region.
        maxy - the maximum Y coordinate for the rectangular region.
      • SetSpatialFilter

        public void SetSpatialFilter​(int iGeomField,
                                     Geometry filter)
      • SetSpatialFilterRect

        public void SetSpatialFilterRect​(int iGeomField,
                                         double minx,
                                         double miny,
                                         double maxx,
                                         double maxy)
      • GetSpatialFilter

        public Geometry GetSpatialFilter()
        Return the current spatial filter for this layer.
        Returns:
        spatial filter geometry, or null if there isn't one.
      • SetAttributeFilter

        public int SetAttributeFilter​(java.lang.String filter_string)
        Set a new attribute query.

        This method sets the attribute query string to be used when fetching features via the GetNextFeature() method. Only features for which the query evaluates as true will be returned.

        The query string should be in the format of an SQL WHERE clause. For instance "population > 1000000 and population < 5000000" where population is an attribute in the layer. The query format is a restricted form of SQL WHERE clause as defined "eq_format=restricted_where" about half way through this document:

           Proposal 6.2: Capabilities Metadata
          
        Note that installing a query string will generally result in resetting the current reading position (ala ResetReading()).
        Parameters:
        filter_string - query in restricted SQL WHERE format, or null to clear the current query.
        Returns:
        0 if successfully installed. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
      • ResetReading

        public void ResetReading()
        Reset feature reading to start on the first feature. This affects GetNextFeature().
      • GetName

        public java.lang.String GetName()
        Return the layer name.

        This returns the same content as GetLayerDefn().GetName(), but for a few drivers, calling GetName() directly can avoid lengthy layer definition initialization.

        Returns:
        the layer name
      • GetGeomType

        public int GetGeomType()
        Return the layer geometry type.

        This returns the same result as GetLayerDefn().GetGeomType(), but for a few drivers, calling GetGeomType() directly can avoid lengthy layer definition initialization.

        Returns:
        the geometry name
        Since:
        OGR 1.8.0
      • GetGeometryColumn

        public java.lang.String GetGeometryColumn()
        Returns the name of the geometry column.

        This method returns the name of the underlying database column being used as the geometry column, or "" if not supported.

        Returns:
        fid column name.
      • GetFIDColumn

        public java.lang.String GetFIDColumn()
        Returns the name of the FID column.

        This method returns the name of the underlying database column being used as the FID column, or "" if not supported.

        Returns:
        fid column name.
      • GetFeature

        public Feature GetFeature​(long fid)
        Fetch a feature by its identifier. This function will attempt to read the identified feature. The fid value cannot be OGRNullFID. Success or failure of this operation is unaffected by the spatial or attribute filters.

        If this method returns a non-null feature, it is guaranteed that its feature id (Feature.GetFID()) will be the same as fid.

        Use Layer.TestCapability(ogr.OLCRandomRead) to establish if this layer supports efficient random access reading via GetFeature(); however, the call should always work if the feature exists as a fallback implementation just scans all the features in the layer looking for the desired feature.

        Sequential reads are generally considered interrupted by a GetFeature() call.

        The returned feature will be properly handled by the Java garbage collector, but you can help it by explicitly calling the Feature.delete() method.

        Parameters:
        fid - the feature id of the feature to read.
        Returns:
        a feature, or null on failure.
      • GetNextFeature

        public Feature GetNextFeature()
        Fetch the next available feature from this layer.

        Only features matching the current spatial filter (set with SetSpatialFilter() will be returned.

        This method implements sequential access to the features of a layer. The ResetReading() method can be used to start at the beginning again.

        The returned feature will be properly handled by the Java garbage collector, but you can help it by explicitly calling the Feature.delete() method.

        Returns:
        a feature, or null if no more features are available.
      • SetNextByIndex

        public int SetNextByIndex​(long new_index)
        Move read cursor to the new_index'th feature in the current resultset.

        This method allows positioning of a layer such that the GetNextFeature() call will read the requested feature, where nIndex is an absolute index into the current result set. So, setting it to 3 would mean the next feature read with GetNextFeature() would have been the 4th feature to have been read if sequential reading took place from the beginning of the layer, including accounting for spatial and attribute filters.

        Only in rare circumstances is SetNextByIndex() efficiently implemented. In all other cases the default implementation which calls ResetReading() and then calls GetNextFeature() nIndex times is used. To determine if fast seeking is available on the current layer use the TestCapability() method with a value of OLCFastSetNextByIndex.

        Parameters:
        new_index - the index indicating how many steps into the result set to seek.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
      • SetFeature

        public int SetFeature​(Feature feature)
        Rewrite an existing feature.

        This method will write a feature to the layer, based on the feature id within the Feature.

        Use Layer.TestCapability(ogr.OLCRandomWrite) to establish if this layer supports random access writing via SetFeature().

        Parameters:
        feature - the feature to write.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        See Also:
        CreateFeature(Feature)
      • CreateFeature

        public int CreateFeature​(Feature feature)
        Create and write a new feature within a layer.

        The passed feature is written to the layer as a new feature, rather than overwriting an existing one. If the feature has a feature id other than OGRNullFID, then the native implementation may use that as the feature id of the new feature, but not necessarily. Upon successful return the passed feature will have been updated with the new feature id.

        Parameters:
        feature - the feature to write to disk.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        See Also:
        SetFeature(Feature)
      • UpsertFeature

        public int UpsertFeature​(Feature feature)
      • DeleteFeature

        public int DeleteFeature​(long fid)
        Delete feature from layer. The feature with the indicated feature id is deleted from the layer if supported by the driver. Most drivers do not support feature deletion, and will throw a RuntimeException. The TestCapability() layer method may be called with OLCDeleteFeature to check if the driver supports feature deletion.
        Parameters:
        fid - the feature id to be deleted from the layer
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
      • SyncToDisk

        public int SyncToDisk()
        Flush pending changes to disk.

        This call is intended to force the layer to flush any pending writes to disk, and leave the disk file in a consistent state. It would not normally have any effect on read-only datasources.

        Some layers do not implement this method, and will still return 0. The default implementation just returns 0. An error is only returned if an error occurs while attempting to flush to disk.

        Returns:
        0 if no error occurs (even if nothing is done). Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
      • GetLayerDefn

        public FeatureDefn GetLayerDefn()
        Fetch the schema information for this layer.

        The returned FeatureDefn is owned by the Layer, and should not be modified or freed by the application. It encapsulates the attribute schema of the features of the layer.

        Returns:
        feature definition.
      • GetFeatureCount

        public long GetFeatureCount​(int force)
        Fetch the feature count in this layer.

        Returns the number of features in the layer. For dynamic databases the count may not be exact. If force is 0, and it would be expensive to establish the feature count a value of -1 may be returned indicating that the count isn't know. If force is 1 some implementations will actually scan the entire layer once to count objects.

        The returned count takes the spatial filter into account.

        Parameters:
        force - Flag indicating whether the count should be computed even if it is expensive.
        Returns:
        feature count, -1 if count not known.
      • GetFeatureCount

        public long GetFeatureCount()
        Fetch the feature count in this layer.

        Same as below with force == 1.

        Since:
        Java bindings 1.7.0
        See Also:
        GetFeatureCount(int force)
      • GetExtent

        public int GetExtent​(double[] extent,
                             int force)
        Fetch the extent of this layer.

        Returns the extent (MBR) of the data in the layer. If force is 0, and it would be expensive to establish the extent then a RuntimeException will be thrown indicating that the extent is not known. If force is 1 then some implementations will actually scan the entire layer once to compute the MBR of all the features in the layer.

        Depending on the drivers, the returned extent may or may not take the spatial filter into account. So it is safer to call GetExtent() without setting a spatial filter.

        Layers without any geometry may throw a RuntimeException just indicating that no meaningful extents could be collected.

        Parameters:
        extent - an allocated array of 4 doubles in which the extent value will be returned.
        force - Flag indicating whether the extent should be computed even if it is expensive (1 for true, 0 for false).
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
      • TestCapability

        public boolean TestCapability​(java.lang.String cap)
        Test if this layer supported the named capability.

        The capability codes that can be tested are represented as strings, but ogrConstants constants exists to ensure correct spelling. Specific layer types may implement class specific capabilities, but this can't generally be discovered by the caller.

        • OLCRandomRead / "RandomRead": true if the GetFeature() method is implemented in an optimized way for this layer, as opposed to the default implementation using ResetReading() and GetNextFeature() to find the requested feature id.

        • OLCSequentialWrite / "SequentialWrite": true if the CreateFeature() method works for this layer. Note this means that this particular layer is writable. The same Layer class may returned false for other layer instances that are effectively read-only.

        • OLCRandomWrite / "RandomWrite": true if the SetFeature() method is operational on this layer. Note this means that this particular layer is writable. The same Layer class may returned false for other layer instances that are effectively read-only.

        • OLCFastSpatialFilter / "FastSpatialFilter": true if this layer implements spatial filtering efficiently. Layers that effectively read all features, and test them with the Feature intersection methods should return false. This can be used as a clue by the application whether it should build and maintain it's own spatial index for features in this layer.

        • OLCFastFeatureCount / "FastFeatureCount": true if this layer can return a feature count (via GetFeatureCount()) efficiently, i.e. without counting the features. In some cases this will return true until a spatial filter is installed after which it will return false.

        • OLCFastGetExtent / "FastGetExtent": true if this layer can return its data extent (via GetExtent()) efficiently, i.e. without scanning all the features. In some cases this will return true until a spatial filter is installed after which it will return false.

        • OLCFastSetNextByIndex / "FastSetNextByIndex": true if this layer can perform the SetNextByIndex() call efficiently, otherwise false.

        • OLCCreateField / "CreateField": true if this layer can create new fields on the current layer using CreateField(), otherwise false.

        • OLCDeleteField / "DeleteField": TRUE if this layer can delete existing fields on the current layer using DeleteField(), otherwise false.

        • OLCReorderFields / "ReorderFields": TRUE if this layer can reorder existing fields on the current layer using ReorderField() or ReorderFields(), otherwise false.

        • OLCAlterFieldDefn / "AlterFieldDefn": TRUE if this layer can alter the definition of an existing field on the current layer using AlterFieldDefn(), otherwise false.

        • OLCDeleteFeature / "DeleteFeature": true if the DeleteFeature() method is supported on this layer, otherwise false.

        • OLCStringsAsUTF8 / "StringsAsUTF8": true if values of OFTString fields are assured to be in UTF-8 format. If false the encoding of fields is uncertain, though it might still be UTF-8.

        • OLCStringsAsUTF8 / "StringsAsUTF8": true if values of OFTString fields are assured to be in UTF-8 format. If false the encoding of fields is uncertain, though it might still be UTF-8.

        • OLCTransactions / "Transactions": true if the StartTransaction(), CommitTransaction() and RollbackTransaction() methods work in a meaningful way, otherwise false.

        • OLCIgnoreFields / "IgnoreFields": true if fields, geometry and style will be omitted when fetching features as set by SetIgnoredFields() method.

        Parameters:
        cap - the name of the capability to test.
        Returns:
        true if the layer has the requested capability, or false otherwise. Layers will return false for any unrecognized capabilities.

      • CreateField

        public int CreateField​(FieldDefn field_def,
                               int approx_ok)
        Create a new field on a layer.

        You must use this to create new fields on a real layer. Internally the FeatureDefn for the layer will be updated to reflect the new field. Applications should never modify the FeatureDefn used by a layer directly.

        This method should not be called while there are feature objects in existence that were obtained or created with the previous layer definition.

        Not all drivers support this method. You can query a layer to check if it supports it with the OLCCreateField capability. Some drivers may only support this method while there are still no features in the layer. When it is supported, the existing features of the backing file/database should be updated accordingly.

        Parameters:
        field_def - field definition to write to disk.
        approx_ok - If 1, the field may be created in a slightly different form depending on the limitations of the format driver.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
      • DeleteField

        public int DeleteField​(int iField)
        Delete an existing field on a layer.

        You must use this to delete existing fields on a real layer. Internally the FeatureDefn for the layer will be updated to reflect the deleted field. Applications should never modify the FeatureDefn used by a layer directly.

        This method should not be called while there are feature objects in existence that were obtained or created with the previous layer definition.

        Not all drivers support this method. You can query a layer to check if it supports it with the OLCDeleteField capability. Some drivers may only support this method while there are still no features in the layer. When it is supported, the existing features of the backing file/database should be updated accordingly.

        Parameters:
        iField - index of the field to delete.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.9.0
      • ReorderField

        public int ReorderField​(int iOldFieldPos,
                                int iNewFieldPos)
        Reorder an existing field on a layer.

        This method is a convenience wrapper of ReorderFields() dedicated to move a single field. It is a non-virtual method, so drivers should implement ReorderFields() instead.

        You must use this to reorder existing fields on a real layer. Internally the FeatureDefn for the layer will be updated to reflect the reordering of the fields. Applications should never modify the FeatureDefn used by a layer directly.

        This method should not be called while there are feature objects in existence that were obtained or created with the previous layer definition.

        The field definition that was at initial position iOldFieldPos will be moved at position iNewFieldPos, and elements between will be shuffled accordingly.

        For example, let suppose the fields were "0","1","2","3","4" initially. ReorderField(1, 3) will reorder them as "0","2","3","1","4".

        Not all drivers support this method. You can query a layer to check if it supports it with the OLCReorderFields capability. Some drivers may only support this method while there are still no features in the layer. When it is supported, the existing features of the backing file/database should be updated accordingly.

        Parameters:
        iOldFieldPos - previous position of the field to move. Must be in the range [0,GetFieldCount()-1].
        iNewFieldPos - new position of the field to move. Must be in the range [0,GetFieldCount()-1].
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.9.0
      • ReorderFields

        public int ReorderFields​(int[] panMap)
        Reorder all the fields of a layer.

        You must use this to reorder existing fields on a real layer. Internally the FeatureDefn for the layer will be updated to reflect the reordering of the fields. Applications should never modify the FeatureDefn used by a layer directly.

        This method should not be called while there are feature objects in existence that were obtained or created with the previous layer definition.

        panMap is such that,for each field definition at position i after reordering, its position before reordering was panMap[i].

        For example, let suppose the fields were "0","1","2","3","4" initially. ReorderFields(new Integer[]{0,2,3,1,4}) will reorder them as "0","2","3","1","4".

        Not all drivers support this method. You can query a layer to check if it supports it with the OLCReorderFields capability. Some drivers may only support this method while there are still no features in the layer. When it is supported, the existing features of the backing file/database should be updated accordingly.

        Parameters:
        panMap - an array of GetLayerDefn().GetFieldCount() elements which is a permutation of [0, GetLayerDefn().GetFieldCount()-1].
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.9.0
      • AlterFieldDefn

        public int AlterFieldDefn​(int iField,
                                  FieldDefn newFieldDefn,
                                  int nFlags)
        Alter the definition of an existing field on a layer.

        You must use this to alter the definition of an existing field of a real layer. Internally the FeatureDefn for the layer will be updated to reflect the altered field. Applications should never modify the FeatureDefn used by a layer directly.

        This method should not be called while there are feature objects in existence that were obtained or created with the previous layer definition.

        Not all drivers support this method. You can query a layer to check if it supports it with the OLCAlterFieldDefn capability. Some drivers may only support this method while there are still no features in the layer. When it is supported, the existing features of the backing file/database should be updated accordingly. Some drivers might also not support all update flags.

        Parameters:
        iField - index of the field whose definition must be altered.
        newFieldDefn - new field definition
        nFlags - combination of ALTER_NAME_FLAG, ALTER_TYPE_FLAG and ALTER_WIDTH_PRECISION_FLAG to indicate which of the name and/or type and/or width and precision fields from the new field definition must be taken into account.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.9.0
      • AlterGeomFieldDefn

        public int AlterGeomFieldDefn​(int iGeomField,
                                      GeomFieldDefn field_def,
                                      int nFlags)
      • CreateGeomField

        public int CreateGeomField​(GeomFieldDefn field_def,
                                   int approx_ok)
      • CreateGeomField

        public int CreateGeomField​(GeomFieldDefn field_def)
      • StartTransaction

        public int StartTransaction()
        For datasources which support transactions, StartTransaction creates a transaction.

        If starting the transaction fails, will throw a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called). Datasources which do not support transactions will always return 0.

        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
      • CommitTransaction

        public int CommitTransaction()
        For datasources which support transactions, CommitTransaction commits a transaction.

        If no transaction is active, or the commit fails, will throw a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called). Datasources which do not support transactions will always return 0.

        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
      • RollbackTransaction

        public int RollbackTransaction()
        For datasources which support transactions, RollbackTransaction will roll back a datasource to its state before the start of the current transaction.

        If no transaction is active, or the rollback fails, will throw a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called). Datasources which do not support transactions will always return 0.

        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
      • FindFieldIndex

        public int FindFieldIndex​(java.lang.String pszFieldName,
                                  int bExactMatch)
      • GetSpatialRef

        public SpatialReference GetSpatialRef()
        Fetch the spatial reference system for this layer.
        Returns:
        spatial reference, or null if there isn't one.
      • GetFeaturesRead

        public long GetFeaturesRead()
        Return the total number of features read.

        Note: not all drivers seem to update properly this count.

        Returns:
        total number of features read.
        Since:
        Java bindings 1.7.0
      • SetIgnoredFields

        public int SetIgnoredFields​(java.util.Vector fieldNames)
        Set which fields can be omitted when retrieving features from the layer.

        If the driver supports this functionality (testable using OLCIgnoreFields capability), it will not fetch the specified fields in subsequent calls to GetFeature() / GetNextFeature() and thus save some processing time and/or bandwidth.

        Besides field names of the layers, the following special fields can be passed: "OGR_GEOMETRY" to ignore geometry and "OGR_STYLE" to ignore layer style.

        By default, no fields are ignored.

        Parameters:
        fieldNames - a vector of field names. If null is passed, the ignored list is cleared.
        Returns:
        ogr.OGRERR_NONE if all field names have been resolved (even if the driver does not support this method)
        Since:
        OGR 1.8.0
      • Intersection

        public int Intersection​(Layer pLayerMethod,
                                Layer pLayerResult,
                                java.util.Vector options,
                                ProgressCallback callback)
        Intersection of two layers.

        The result layer contains features whose geometries represent areas that are common between features in the input layer and in the method layer. The features in the result layer have attributes from both input and method layers. The schema of the result layer can be set by the user or, if it is empty, is initialized to contain all fields in the input and method layers.

        If the schema of the result is set by user and contains fields that have the same name as a field in input and in method layer, then the attribute in the result feature will get the value from the feature of the method layer.

        For best performance use the minimum amount of features in the method layer and copy it into a memory layer.

        The recognized list of options is :

        • SKIP_FAILURES=YES/NO. Set it to YES to go on, even when a feature could not be inserted.
        • PROMOTE_TO_MULTI=YES/NO. Set it to YES to convert Polygons into MultiPolygons, or LineStrings to MultiLineStrings.
        • INPUT_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the input layer.
        • METHOD_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the method layer.

        This method relies on GEOS support. Do not use unless the GEOS support is compiled in.

        Parameters:
        pLayerMethod - the method layer. Should not be null.
        pLayerResult - the layer where the features resulting from the operation are inserted. Should not be null. See above the note about the schema.
        options - list of options (may be null).
        callback - a callback function for reporting progress or null.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.10
      • Union

        public int Union​(Layer pLayerMethod,
                         Layer pLayerResult,
                         java.util.Vector options,
                         ProgressCallback callback)
        Union of two layers.

        The result layer contains features whose geometries represent areas that are in either in the input layer or in the method layer. The features in the result layer have attributes from both input and method layers. For features which represent areas that are only in the input or in the method layer the respective attributes have undefined values. The schema of the result layer can be set by the user or, if it is empty, is initialized to contain all fields in the input and method layers.

        If the schema of the result is set by user and contains fields that have the same name as a field in input and in method layer, then the attribute in the result feature will get the value from the feature of the method layer (even if it is undefined).

        For best performance use the minimum amount of features in the method layer and copy it into a memory layer.

        The recognized list of options is :

        • SKIP_FAILURES=YES/NO. Set it to YES to go on, even when a feature could not be inserted.
        • PROMOTE_TO_MULTI=YES/NO. Set it to YES to convert Polygons into MultiPolygons, or LineStrings to MultiLineStrings.
        • INPUT_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the input layer.
        • METHOD_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the method layer.

        This method relies on GEOS support. Do not use unless the GEOS support is compiled in.

        Parameters:
        pLayerMethod - the method layer. Should not be null.
        pLayerResult - the layer where the features resulting from the operation are inserted. Should not be null. See above the note about the schema.
        options - list of options (may be null).
        callback - a callback function for reporting progress or null.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.10
      • SymDifference

        public int SymDifference​(Layer pLayerMethod,
                                 Layer pLayerResult,
                                 java.util.Vector options,
                                 ProgressCallback callback)
        Symmetrical difference of two layers.

        The result layer contains features whose geometries represent areas that are in either in the input layer or in the method layer but not in both. The features in the result layer have attributes from both input and method layers. For features which represent areas that are only in the input or in the method layer the respective attributes have undefined values. The schema of the result layer can be set by the user or, if it is empty, is initialized to contain all fields in the input and method layers.

        If the schema of the result is set by user and contains fields that have the same name as a field in input and in method layer, then the attribute in the result feature will get the value from the feature of the method layer (even if it is undefined).

        For best performance use the minimum amount of features in the method layer and copy it into a memory layer.

        The recognized list of options is :

        • SKIP_FAILURES=YES/NO. Set it to YES to go on, even when a feature could not be inserted.
        • PROMOTE_TO_MULTI=YES/NO. Set it to YES to convert Polygons into MultiPolygons, or LineStrings to MultiLineStrings.
        • INPUT_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the input layer.
        • METHOD_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the method layer.

        This method relies on GEOS support. Do not use unless the GEOS support is compiled in.

        Parameters:
        pLayerMethod - the method layer. Should not be null.
        pLayerResult - the layer where the features resulting from the operation are inserted. Should not be null. See above the note about the schema.
        options - list of options (may be null).
        callback - a callback function for reporting progress or null.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.10
      • Identity

        public int Identity​(Layer pLayerMethod,
                            Layer pLayerResult,
                            java.util.Vector options,
                            ProgressCallback callback)
        Identify the features of this layer with the ones from the identity layer.

        The result layer contains features whose geometries represent areas that are in the input layer. The features in the result layer have attributes from both input and method layers. The schema of the result layer can be set by the user or, if it is empty, is initialized to contain all fields in input and method layers.

        If the schema of the result is set by user and contains fields that have the same name as a field in input and in method layer, then the attribute in the result feature will get the value from the feature of the method layer (even if it is undefined).

        For best performance use the minimum amount of features in the method layer and copy it into a memory layer.

        The recognized list of options is :

        • SKIP_FAILURES=YES/NO. Set it to YES to go on, even when a feature could not be inserted.
        • PROMOTE_TO_MULTI=YES/NO. Set it to YES to convert Polygons into MultiPolygons, or LineStrings to MultiLineStrings.
        • INPUT_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the input layer.
        • METHOD_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the method layer.

        This method relies on GEOS support. Do not use unless the GEOS support is compiled in.

        Parameters:
        pLayerMethod - the method layer. Should not be null.
        pLayerResult - the layer where the features resulting from the operation are inserted. Should not be null. See above the note about the schema.
        options - list of options (may be null).
        callback - a callback function for reporting progress or null.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.10
      • Update

        public int Update​(Layer pLayerMethod,
                          Layer pLayerResult,
                          java.util.Vector options,
                          ProgressCallback callback)
        Update this layer with features from the update layer.

        The result layer contains features whose geometries represent areas that are either in the input layer or in the method layer. The features in the result layer have areas of the features of the method layer or those ares of the features of the input layer that are not covered by the method layer. The features of the result layer get their attributes from the input layer. The schema of the result layer can be set by the user or, if it is empty, is initialized to contain all fields in the input layer.

        If the schema of the result is set by user and contains fields that have the same name as a field in the method layer, then the attribute in the result feature the originates from the method layer will get the value from the feature of the method layer.

        For best performance use the minimum amount of features in the method layer and copy it into a memory layer.

        The recognized list of options is :

        • SKIP_FAILURES=YES/NO. Set it to YES to go on, even when a feature could not be inserted.
        • PROMOTE_TO_MULTI=YES/NO. Set it to YES to convert Polygons into MultiPolygons, or LineStrings to MultiLineStrings.
        • INPUT_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the input layer.
        • METHOD_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the method layer.

        This method relies on GEOS support. Do not use unless the GEOS support is compiled in.

        Parameters:
        pLayerMethod - the method layer. Should not be null.
        pLayerResult - the layer where the features resulting from the operation are inserted. Should not be null. See above the note about the schema.
        options - list of options (may be null).
        callback - a callback function for reporting progress or null.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.10
      • Clip

        public int Clip​(Layer pLayerMethod,
                        Layer pLayerResult,
                        java.util.Vector options,
                        ProgressCallback callback)
        Clip off areas that are not covered by the method layer.

        The result layer contains features whose geometries represent areas that are in the input layer and in the method layer. The features in the result layer have the (possibly clipped) areas of features in the input layer and the attributes from the same features. The schema of the result layer can be set by the user or, if it is empty, is initialized to contain all fields in the input layer.

        For best performance use the minimum amount of features in the method layer and copy it into a memory layer.

        The recognized list of options is :

        • SKIP_FAILURES=YES/NO. Set it to YES to go on, even when a feature could not be inserted.
        • PROMOTE_TO_MULTI=YES/NO. Set it to YES to convert Polygons into MultiPolygons, or LineStrings to MultiLineStrings.
        • INPUT_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the input layer.
        • METHOD_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the method layer.

        This method relies on GEOS support. Do not use unless the GEOS support is compiled in.

        Parameters:
        pLayerMethod - the method layer. Should not be null.
        pLayerResult - the layer where the features resulting from the operation are inserted. Should not be null. See above the note about the schema.
        options - list of options (may be null).
        callback - a callback function for reporting progress or null.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.10
      • Erase

        public int Erase​(Layer pLayerMethod,
                         Layer pLayerResult,
                         java.util.Vector options,
                         ProgressCallback callback)
        Remove areas that are covered by the method layer.

        The result layer contains features whose geometries represent areas that are in the input layer but not in the method layer. The features in the result layer have attributes from the input layer. The schema of the result layer can be set by the user or, if it is empty, is initialized to contain all fields in the input layer.

        For best performance use the minimum amount of features in the method layer and copy it into a memory layer.

        The recognized list of options is :

        • SKIP_FAILURES=YES/NO. Set it to YES to go on, even when a feature could not be inserted.
        • PROMOTE_TO_MULTI=YES/NO. Set it to YES to convert Polygons into MultiPolygons, or LineStrings to MultiLineStrings.
        • INPUT_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the input layer.
        • METHOD_PREFIX=string. Set a prefix for the field names that will be created from the fields of the method layer.

        This method relies on GEOS support. Do not use unless the GEOS support is compiled in.

        Parameters:
        pLayerMethod - the method layer. Should not be null.
        pLayerResult - the layer where the features resulting from the operation are inserted. Should not be null. See above the note about the schema.
        options - list of options (may be null).
        callback - a callback function for reporting progress or null.
        Returns:
        0 on success. Otherwise throws a RuntimeException (or an error code if DontUseExceptions() has been called).
        Since:
        OGR 1.10
      • GetStyleTable

        public StyleTable GetStyleTable()
      • SetStyleTable

        public void SetStyleTable​(StyleTable table)