7.2 Points, Lines, and Planes
Topic Version  1  Published  09/11/2015  
For Standard  RESQML v2.0.1 
Table 7.21 summarizes the different construction types available for the geometry of points, lines, and planes. Changes for this latest version of RESQML include a much richer list of construction types and a simplified (restricted) design that supports only HDF5 for explicit point arrays (previously both XML and HDF5 arrays were supported).
Construction Type 
Definition/Explanation 

Point Geometry 

Point3d HDF5 Array 
Explicit HDF5 array of N*3 coordinates, (X,Y,Z) 
Point2d HDF5 Array 
Explicit HDF5 array of N*2 coordinates (X,Y) for a 3D point (X,Y,0) 
Point3d ZValue Array 
Points extracted from another representation, and then modified to have new Z coordinate values 
Point3d Lattice Array 
Points in a lattice created from a start point and offset vectors 
Point3d From Representation Lattice Array 
Points extracted from a representation, using a lattice of indices to space the sampling 
Point3d Parametric Array 
Points defined parametrically using parametric lines 
Line Geometry 

Parametric Line Geometry 
Parametric line geometries are described in more detail in the next table 
Parametric Line From Representation Geometry 
Parametric line extracted from a representation 
Plane Geometry 

Horizontal Plane Geometry 
Definition of the infinite geometry of a horizontal plane provided by giving its unique Z value. 
Titled Plane Geometry 
Used to describe the infinite geometry of a potentially tilted plane from three points. 
Point, line, and plane geometry are described in the following figures ( Figure 7.21 , Figure 7.22 , Figure 7.23 ). Each individual construction is also described in the RESQML Technical Reference Guide.