I have a polygon and a linestring that is part of the polygons boundary, but not necessarily digitized in the same direction as shown here:

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In this case the linestring runs in the opposite direction of the polygons boundary.

How can I check if the linestring has the same direction or not using SpatiaLite?

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A simple solution tested with spatialite would be

ST_Equals(ST_Intersection(theline.geom, thepoly.geom), theline.geom)

ST_Intersection return the portion of the polygons boundary the coincides with the linestring. In spatialite ST_Equals seems to return true if even the point ordering equals, in PostGIS ST_Equals is apparently more lenient, here ST_OrderingEquals must be used instead.



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