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I'm wondering if anyone can help me to understand if there is a way to convert an existing feature's geometry type? The reason for this is outlined in a previous question but basically when I drop a gpx file onto the map I need to convert certain 'routes' to shapes.

The API indicates that there is a setGeometry() function but I can't get it to work and there are no examples to draw from. Below are the methods I've tried so far.

feature.setGeometry(ol.geom.Polygon);
feature.setGeometry('Polygon');
feature.setGeometry(geometry, ol.geom.Polygon);
feature.values_.geometry = ol.geom.Polygon;
feature.getGeometry().setType('Polygon');

This might be a kludge but the only other alternative as far as I can tell is to parse every gpx element manually which will involve essentially replicating all the existing code in order to catch this error.

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    setGeometry is used like this: feature.setGeometry(new ol.geom.Point([1,2])); – ca0v Aug 11 '16 at 11:13
  • @ca0v thanks so much, I didn't realise the new constructor or coordinates were necessary - this now works like a charm! I don't know if you want to post your comment as an answer and I can accept it? Thanks again ;) – dvmac01 Aug 11 '16 at 12:02
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setGeometry is used like this:

feature.setGeometry(new ol.geom.Point([1,2]));
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  • As I said in my previous comment, this works perfectly now. Thanks again @ca0v – dvmac01 Aug 11 '16 at 15:25

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