
Hi,
I am currently trying to have my application plot a circle of a certain radis around a specified point.
Basically working out the geometric centre, then plotting a circle with the radius as standard deviation, however am having issues.
The layer appears in the legend as a polygon layer, but nothing is showing on the map.
Currenlty saying IsValid is False and IsClockwise as False.
Giving the following ISValidReason :
Too few points in geometry component[54 54]
Can anyone see any erros within the code?
Any help would be grealy appreciated.
Private Sub btnStdDist_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnStdDist.Click
Dim hndl, hand As Integer
Dim sf As MapWinGIS.Shapefile
Dim x2 As Double, y2 As Double
Dim i, j, k As Integer
Dim numShp As Integer
Dim Totalx, Totaly, CentX, CentY As Double
Dim GeomCent As New MapWinGIS.Shapefile
Dim ShapeCent As New MapWinGIS.Shape
Dim PointCent As New MapWinGIS.Point
Dim field As New MapWinGIS.Field
Dim indx As Integer
Dim intPartRef As Integer = 0
Dim result As Boolean = GeomCent.CreateNewWithShapeID("", MapWinGIS.ShpfileType.SHP_POLYGON)
'Ensure analysis takes place on selected layer
hndl = MapView.Legend1.SelectedLayer
sf = MapView.Map.get_GetObject(hndl)
numShp = sf.NumShapes
indx = sf.Table.FieldIndexByName(cboWeight.Text)
' Loop through points to created centroid
For i = 0 To numShp  1
Totalx += sf.Shape(i).Center.x.ToString()
Totaly += sf.Shape(i).Center.y.ToString()
Next i
CentX = Totalx / numShp
CentY = Totaly / numShp
'calculate sum of sqaures
For j = 0 To numShp  1
x2 += (sf.Shape(j).Center.x.ToString()  CentX) ^ 2
y2 += (sf.Shape(j).Center.y.ToString()  CentY) ^ 2
Next j
'calculate std distance
Dim StdDist As Double = Math.Sqrt((x2 + y2) / numShp)
'Create new shapefile and shape
ShapeCent.InsertPart(0, intPartRef)
ShapeCent.Create(MapWinGIS.ShpfileType.SHP_POLYGON)
Dim a As Double = 2 / 36
'create circle polygon
For k = 0 To 35
PointCent.x += CentX + (StdDist * (Math.Cos(k * (Math.PI * a))))
PointCent.y += CentY + StdDist * (Math.Sin(k * (Math.PI * a)))
ShapeCent.InsertPoint(PointCent, k)
'MessageBox.Show(CType(CentX + (StdDist * (Math.Cos(k * (Math.PI * a)))), String) + "," + CType(CentY + StdDist * (Math.Sin(k * (Math.PI * a))), String))
Next k
Debug.Print(ShapeCent.NumParts)
Debug.Print(ShapeCent.numPoints)
Debug.Print(ShapeCent.IsValid)
Debug.Print(ShapeCent.IsValidReason)
Debug.Print(ShapeCent.PartIsClockWise(0))
GeomCent.EditInsertShape(ShapeCent, 0)
'Plot centroid on Map
hand = MapView.Legend1.Layers.Add(GeomCent, True)
MapView.Legend1.Map.LayerName(hand) = CType(MapView.Legend1.Map.LayerName(hndl), String) + "  " + "StandardDistance"
End Sub



First: Why do you use ToString() in
Totalx += sf.Shape(i).Center.x.ToString()
Totalx is a double and you add it.
Secondly you don't need to add a part if it is a first part.
Third: for a polygon to be valid the first and last points should be the same: closing the polygon.
If your shape isn't valid you can use Shape.FixUp (http://www.mapwindow.org/documentation/mapwingis4.8/class_shape.html#a25b160700f4c07dd86104c6675431ebf) to create a valid shape. Only valid shapes can be added to the shapefile.
Probably
GeomCent.EditInsertShape(ShapeCent, 0)
will return false. You can use sf.ErrorMsg(sf.LastErrorCode) to understand why.

Paul

