sdo_geom.sdo_area gives negative areas

From: Jens Müller <>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 15:46:36 +0200
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I used the sdo_geom.sdo_area function on some polygons in my database.

The result is a negative number, the absolute value seems to be right.

At a first glance, I did not find anything on this in the docs. Is this maybe due to a wrong direction (clockwise vs. counter-clockwise) of the points?

If so, is this "bad" apart from the negative area values? Received on Thu May 08 2008 - 08:46:36 CDT

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