[OSM-dev] (Multi)Polygon handling

Even Rouault even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Fri Jul 13 18:44:28 BST 2012

> I don't know if that is an ESRI curiosity or following the standard, and
> if so, what standard. If it should turn out to be a convention for shape
> files but not for Simple Features generally, then any program that
> creates shape files should fix the winding order.

I've found the following email from Frank Warmerdam that exactly answers that
question : http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/gdal-dev/2008-June/017363.html . I
imagine that ESRI adopted this convention because it must be convenient for some

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