shapely.within#

within(a, b, **kwargs)#

Returns True if geometry A is completely inside geometry B.

A is within B if no points of A lie in the exterior of B and at least one point of the interior of A lies in the interior of B.

Parameters:
a, bGeometry or array_like
**kwargs

See NumPy ufunc docs for other keyword arguments.

`contains`

`within(A, B) == contains(B, A)`

`prepare`

improve performance by preparing `a` (the first argument)

Examples

```>>> from shapely import LineString, Point, Polygon
>>> line = LineString([(0, 0), (1, 1)])
>>> within(Point(0, 0), line)
False
>>> within(Point(0.5, 0.5), line)
True
>>> area = Polygon([(0, 0), (1, 0), (1, 1), (0, 1), (0, 0)])
>>> within(Point(0, 0), area)
False
>>> within(line, area)
True
>>> within(LineString([(0, 0), (2, 2)]), area)
False
>>> polygon_with_hole = Polygon(
...     [(0, 0), (0, 10), (10, 10), (10, 0), (0, 0)],
...     holes=[[(2, 2), (2, 4), (4, 4), (4, 2), (2, 2)]]
... )
>>> within(Point(1, 1), polygon_with_hole)
True
>>> within(Point(2, 2), polygon_with_hole)
False
>>> within(LineString([(1, 1), (5, 5)]), polygon_with_hole)
False
>>> within(area, area)
True
>>> within(None, area)
False
```