Is it possible to use math in SLD file in Geotools? I want to get Orientation for lines and calculate its sine/cosine and then multiply it with some value. But when I do this nothing shows up. Here is part polygon symbolizer that I am using.

    <ogc:Function name="buffer">
                    33 )</WellKnownName>
                    <CssParameter name="stroke">#000000</CssParameter>
                    <CssParameter name="stroke-width">1</CssParameter>

Function for multiplication is


for sine I am not sure what function is, but it doesn't work when only multiplication is used. This is needed because when adding hatches to objects, there is need to draw a hatch with angle of 45 to one side of object. Something like this, but when object is rotated by some angle.


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You can do math in SLD in most places, but a WellKnownMark element is not one of them.

This is what the standard says, GeoServer has a custom extension allowing to stick a CQL expression in the middle of a mark name like this:

wkt://LINESTRING(0 0, ${Orientation * 200} 33)

I could not try it out, but it should work.

  • It works, solution that I am now using to achieve this is wkt://LINESTRING(0 0, ${sin(Orientation) * 200} ${cos(Orientation) * 200}) If somebody need it Mar 4, 2017 at 15:48

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