relate_pattern(a, b, pattern, **kwargs)#

Returns True if the DE-9IM string code for the relationship between the geometries satisfies the pattern, else False.

This function compares the DE-9IM code string for two geometries against a specified pattern. If the string matches the pattern then True is returned, otherwise False. The pattern specified can be an exact match (0, 1 or 2), a boolean match (uppercase T or F), or a wildcard (*). For example, the pattern for the within predicate is 'T*F**F***'.

a, bGeometry or array_like

For other keyword-only arguments, see the NumPy ufunc docs.


>>> from shapely import Point, Polygon
>>> point = Point(0.5, 0.5)
>>> square = Polygon([(0, 0), (0, 1), (1, 1), (1, 0), (0, 0)])
>>> relate(point, square)
>>> relate_pattern(point, square, "T*F**F***")