# OpenLayers.Geometry.Collection

A Collection is exactly what it sounds like: A collection of different Geometries.  These are stored in the local parameter components (which can be passed as a parameter to the constructor).

As new geometries are added to the collection, they are NOT cloned.  When removing geometries, they need to be specified by reference (ie you have to pass in the exact geometry to be removed).

The getArea and getLength functions here merely iterate through the components, summing their respective areas and lengths.

Create a new instance with the OpenLayers.Geometry.Collection constructor.

#### Inherits from

Summary
 OpenLayers.Geometry.Collection A Collection is exactly what it sounds like: A collection of different Geometries. Properties components {Array(OpenLayers.Geometry)} The component parts of this geometry Constructor OpenLayers.Geometry.Collection Creates a Geometry Collection -- a list of geoms. Functions destroy Destroy this geometry. clone Clone this geometry. calculateBounds Recalculate the bounds by iterating through the components and calling calling extendBounds() on each item. addComponents Add components to this geometry. removeComponents Remove components from this geometry. getLength Calculate the length of this geometry getArea Calculate the area of this geometry. getGeodesicArea Calculate the approximate area of the polygon were it projected onto the earth. getCentroid Compute the centroid for this geometry collection. getGeodesicLength Calculate the approximate length of the geometry were it projected onto the earth. move Moves a geometry by the given displacement along positive x and y axes. rotate Rotate a geometry around some origin resize Resize a geometry relative to some origin. distanceTo Calculate the closest distance between two geometries (on the x-y plane). equals Determine whether another geometry is equivalent to this one. transform Reproject the components geometry from source to dest. intersects Determine if the input geometry intersects this one. getVertices Return a list of all points in this geometry.

### components

{Array(OpenLayers.Geometry)} The component parts of this geometry

### OpenLayers.Geometry.Collection

Creates a Geometry Collection -- a list of geoms.

#### Parameters

 components {Array(OpenLayers.Geometry)} Optional array of geometries

### destroy

 destroy: function ()

Destroy this geometry.

### clone

 clone: function()

Clone this geometry.

#### Returns

{OpenLayers.Geometry.Collection} An exact clone of this collection

### calculateBounds

 calculateBounds: function()

Recalculate the bounds by iterating through the components and calling calling extendBounds() on each item.

#### Parameters

 components {Array(OpenLayers.Geometry)} An array of geometries to add

### removeComponents

 removeComponents: function( components )

Remove components from this geometry.

#### Parameters

 components {Array(OpenLayers.Geometry)} The components to be removed

#### Returns

{Boolean} A component was removed.

### getLength

 getLength: function()

Calculate the length of this geometry

#### Returns

{Float} The length of the geometry

### getArea

 getArea: function()

Calculate the area of this geometry.  Note how this function is overridden in OpenLayers.Geometry.Polygon.

#### Returns

{Float} The area of the collection by summing its parts

### getGeodesicArea

 getGeodesicArea: function( projection )

Calculate the approximate area of the polygon were it projected onto the earth.

#### Parameters

 projection {OpenLayers.Projection} The spatial reference system for the geometry coordinates.  If not provided, Geographic/WGS84 is assumed.

#### Reference

Robert.  G. Chamberlain and William H.  Duquette, “Some Algorithms for Polygons on a Sphere”, JPL Publication 07-03, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, June 2007 http://trs-new.jpl.nasa.gov/dspace/handle/2014/40409

#### Returns

{float} The approximate geodesic area of the geometry in square meters.

### getCentroid

 getCentroid: function( weighted )

Compute the centroid for this geometry collection.

#### Parameters

 weighted {Boolean} Perform the getCentroid computation recursively, returning an area weighted average of all geometries in this collection.

#### Returns

{OpenLayers.Geometry.Point} The centroid of the collection

### getGeodesicLength

 getGeodesicLength: function( projection )

Calculate the approximate length of the geometry were it projected onto the earth.

 projection {OpenLayers.Projection} The spatial reference system for the geometry coordinates.  If not provided, Geographic/WGS84 is assumed.

#### Returns

{Float} The appoximate geodesic length of the geometry in meters.

### move

 move: function( x, y )

Moves a geometry by the given displacement along positive x and y axes.  This modifies the position of the geometry and clears the cached bounds.

#### Parameters

 x {Float} Distance to move geometry in positive x direction. y {Float} Distance to move geometry in positive y direction.

### rotate

 rotate: function( angle, origin )

Rotate a geometry around some origin

#### Parameters

 angle {Float} Rotation angle in degrees (measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis) origin {OpenLayers.Geometry.Point} Center point for the rotation

### resize

 resize: function( scale, origin, ratio )

Resize a geometry relative to some origin.  Use this method to apply a uniform scaling to a geometry.

#### Parameters

 scale {Float} Factor by which to scale the geometry.  A scale of 2 doubles the size of the geometry in each dimension (lines, for example, will be twice as long, and polygons will have four times the area). origin {OpenLayers.Geometry.Point} Point of origin for resizing ratio {Float} Optional x:y ratio for resizing.  Default ratio is 1.

#### Returns

 {} The current geometry.

### distanceTo

 distanceTo: function( geometry, options )

Calculate the closest distance between two geometries (on the x-y plane).

#### Parameters

 geometry {OpenLayers.Geometry} The target geometry. options {Object} Optional properties for configuring the distance calculation.

#### Valid options

 details {Boolean} Return details from the distance calculation.  Default is false. edge {Boolean} Calculate the distance from this geometry to the nearest edge of the target geometry.  Default is true.  If true, calling distanceTo from a geometry that is wholly contained within the target will result in a non-zero distance.  If false, whenever geometries intersect, calling distanceTo will return 0.  If false, details cannot be returned.

#### Returns

{Number | Object} The distance between this geometry and the target.  If details is true, the return will be an object with distance, x0, y0, x1, and y1 properties.  The x0 and y0 properties represent the coordinates of the closest point on this geometry.  The x1 and y1 properties represent the coordinates of the closest point on the target geometry.

### equals

 equals: function( geometry )

Determine whether another geometry is equivalent to this one.  Geometries are considered equivalent if all components have the same coordinates.

#### Parameters

 geometry {OpenLayers.Geometry} The geometry to test.

#### Returns

{Boolean} The supplied geometry is equivalent to this geometry.

### transform

 transform: function( source, dest )

Reproject the components geometry from source to dest.

#### Parameters

 source {OpenLayers.Projection} dest {OpenLayers.Projection}

### intersects

 intersects: function( geometry )

Determine if the input geometry intersects this one.

#### Parameters

 geometry {OpenLayers.Geometry} Any type of geometry.

#### Returns

{Boolean} The input geometry intersects this one.

### getVertices

 getVertices: function( nodes )

Return a list of all points in this geometry.

#### Parameters

 nodes {Boolean} For lines, only return vertices that are endpoints.  If false, for lines, only vertices that are not endpoints will be returned.  If not provided, all vertices will be returned.

#### Returns

{Array} A list of all vertices in the geometry.

A Geometry is a description of a geographic object.
 destroy: function ()
Destroy this geometry.
 clone: function()
Clone this geometry.
 calculateBounds: function()
Recalculate the bounds by iterating through the components and calling calling extendBounds() on each item.
 removeComponents: function( components )
Remove components from this geometry.
 getLength: function()
Calculate the length of this geometry
 getArea: function()
Calculate the area of this geometry.
 getGeodesicArea: function( projection )
Calculate the approximate area of the polygon were it projected onto the earth.
 getCentroid: function( weighted )
Compute the centroid for this geometry collection.
 getGeodesicLength: function( projection )
Calculate the approximate length of the geometry were it projected onto the earth.
 move: function( x, y )
Moves a geometry by the given displacement along positive x and y axes.
 rotate: function( angle, origin )
Rotate a geometry around some origin
 resize: function( scale, origin, ratio )
Resize a geometry relative to some origin.
 distanceTo: function( geometry, options )
Calculate the closest distance between two geometries (on the x-y plane).
 equals: function( geometry )
Determine whether another geometry is equivalent to this one.
 transform: function( source, dest )
Reproject the components geometry from source to dest.
 intersects: function( geometry )
Determine if the input geometry intersects this one.
 getVertices: function( nodes )
Return a list of all points in this geometry.
{Array(OpenLayers.Geometry)} The component parts of this geometry
Creates a Geometry Collection -- a list of geoms.
Polygon is a collection of Geometry.LinearRings.
Methods for coordinate transforms between coordinate systems.
Point geometry class.