# Paris Code Sprint 2016 : SFCGAL Agenda

From OSGeo

Discussion and group review topics for the Paris Code Sprint 2016.

## Discussion

- How to get rid of validity test before geometry construction ?
- add a flag to the postgis geometry ? (is_valid)

- Is there a way to live with two kernels (inexact and exact) to avoid exact geometry construction when not needed ?
- Does the new "expanded" object representation offered by postgresql helps in avoiding to serialize / unserialize between each call ?

- How to reduce type conversions ? (GSERIALIZED -> LWGEOM -> SFCGAL -> CGAL) ?
- idea: forget SFCGAL::Geometry, use geometry concepts and traits and each "client" library should adapt its classes to the concepts. There could be an adaptor for GSERIALIZED, one for QgsGeometry, etc. Inspire by boost::geometry see http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_60_0/libs/geometry/doc/html/geometry/examples/example__adapting_a_legacy_geometry_object_model.html

- Any advances in CGAL about 3D snap rounding ?

- Integrate spherical kernels ?

## Functions that would be nice to have in SFCGAL

- alpha shapes from CGAL 2D and 3D
- "field of view" : not necessarily related to CGAL
- roof generation from straight skeleton