GeoBoundsRegionBoundary

GeoBoundsRegionBoundary[{{latmin,latmax},{lonmin,lonmax}}]

is a one-dimensional GeoGraphics primitive that represents the boundary of the region between parallels latmin, latmax and meridians lonmin, lonmax on the surface of the Earth.

GeoBoundsRegionBoundary[g]

represents the boundary of the latitude-longitude bounding box of the geo region g.

GeoBoundsRegionBoundary[g,δ]

pads the ranges of latitudes and longitudes by ±δ.

Details

  • Latitudes and longitudes can be given as numbers in degrees or as Quantity angles.
  • The geo bounds region is taken to cover longitudes from lonmin toward the east until reaching lonmax.
  • GeoBoundsRegionBoundary[g,δ] for a geo region g and a padding specification δ is equivalent to GeoBoundsRegionBoundary[GeoBounds[g,δ]].

Examples

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Basic Examples  (2)

The boundary of a latitude-longitude rectangle over part of Europe:

Draw the polygon of a country and the boundary of its bounding box:

Scope  (3)

Provide latitudes and longitudes as numbers in degrees:

Provide latitudes and longitudes as Quantity angles:

Or using a QuantityArray object with angular unit:

Draw the bounding box of a geo region:

Use a cylindrical projection, like Mercator, to get a rectangular shape:

Add the same padding in all directions:

Add different paddings:

Properties & Relations  (6)

The range {lonmin,lonmax} of longitudes is taken to have lonmax to the east of lonmin:

GeoBoundsRegionBoundary corresponds to the boundary of a GeoBoundsRegion primitive:

GeoBoundsRegionBoundary[g] is equivalent to GeoBoundsRegionBoundary[GeoBounds[g]] for a geo region g:

Sides of a geo bounds region are parallels and meridians, not geodesics:

The sides of the geo bounds region are rhumb lines:

The shape of a geo bounds region depends on the projection being used:

A geo bounds region reaching latitude 90 or -90 is actually a sector of a geo circle centered at that pole:

Possible Issues  (1)

Take two locations:

These two maps coincide, even though the locations are reversed:

This is because GeoBounds is insensitive to orientation:

To get the complementary rectangle in longitudes, use the following:

Wolfram Research (2020), GeoBoundsRegionBoundary, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/GeoBoundsRegionBoundary.html.

Text

Wolfram Research (2020), GeoBoundsRegionBoundary, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/GeoBoundsRegionBoundary.html.

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_geoboundsregionboundary, author="Wolfram Research", title="{GeoBoundsRegionBoundary}", year="2020", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/GeoBoundsRegionBoundary.html}", note=[Accessed: 20-April-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2020_geoboundsregionboundary, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={GeoBoundsRegionBoundary}, year={2020}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/GeoBoundsRegionBoundary.html}, note=[Accessed: 20-April-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2020. "GeoBoundsRegionBoundary." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/GeoBoundsRegionBoundary.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2020). GeoBoundsRegionBoundary. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/GeoBoundsRegionBoundary.html